In a tragic incident, three people were killed and 17 others received serious injuries when country-made bombs exploded that also led to collapse of three thatched houses at Paradi village in Bobbili mandal of the district on Tuesday, police said.
The deceased have been identified as M Satyanarayana (28), P Eswaramma (19) and P Papamma (60) and the injured were shifted to Bobbili hospital. Their condition is said to be critical.
According to police the incident occurred when country-made bombs stored in the house of one Pydaiah exploded resulting in the instant death of three persons.
The mishap also led to the collapse of three hatched houses injuring 17 others, a senior police officer said..
On hearing the blast, people ran out of their houses with no idea as to what happened. While Satyanarayana, Eswaramma and Papamma died instantaneously, most of the injured were the neighbours of Pydaiah.
On learning about the incident, district collector M Veerabrahmaiah and other officials rushed to the village. The bodies were sent to Bobbili hospital for postmortem.