Monday 19 February 2018

Two dead after explosion at chemical factory in India

Indian rescue workers at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli (AP)
Indian rescue workers at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli (AP)

An explosion at a chemical factory in western India has killed at least two people and injured more than 120, officials said.

The powerful explosion, caused by a malfunction in the factory's boiler, shattered windows in buildings near the factory in Dombivli in Maharashtra state.

Government spokesman Anirudh Ashtaputre said a fire at the site was contained by early evening. The explosion reduced the two-story structure to rubble.

Press Association

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