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More than 120 hurt as explosion destroys chemical factory in India

The powerful explosion, caused by a malfunction in the factory's boiler


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NEW DELHI—An explosion at a chemical factory in western India on May 25 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.

No other details were immediately available.


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