Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 2, injures 120

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Indian rescue personnels work at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion at a chemical factory in western India on Thursday 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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