One person was killed and two others were injured in a mine blast at Pivday-ki-Tekari near Indore on Thursday, police said on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Prakash Banjara, who used to work at the mine, they said adding that the injured were rushed to a local private hospital.
The incident took place as a detonator ripped off when the victim was placing it at the mine, they said.
Police also said that the mine is unauthorised, as the state government had not given license to the mining operator.
The matter is being examined by the state mining department and police.