Udupi, Aug 10: A powerful explosion at a food products factory at Mabukala near Brahmavar in Udupi district claimed the life of its owner yesterday.
According to sources, the blast occurred at Furtado food products factory when bakery products were under preparation.
The victim has been identified as Robert Furtado (53), who owned Furtado food products factory.
The intensity of the blast was such that the door of the oven was ripped open. Unfortunately, Robert was standing near the oven. His body was torn into pieces as the oven door smashed him hard.
Jurisdictional Kota police have registered a case. Investigations are on.