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Three killed, dozens injured in Indian chemical plant blast

26 May 2016

A massive explosion at a chemical factory near Mumbai killed three workers and injured at least 50 others on May 26. According to preliminary reports, the blast occurred in a boiler room of the Acharya Chemicals factory in the MIDC area in Dombivali East, Maharashtra. Firefighters are attempting to extinguish a large fire centred around the site of the explosion.

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Some reports put the number of injured at up to 150, of which several have critical injuries, and some workers are still believed to be trapped inside, according to the Times of India.

Adjacent buildings have been wrecked and windows two kilometres away were reported shattered by the blast.

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