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Five killed in India packaging factory explosion

14 January 2015

Five workers were killed and seven others  sustained severe injuries after a boiler at the Alpha packaging factory in Silvassa, Gujarat, exploded on January 8. Local sources said the blast took place during welding work on a boiler.

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Ten people were injured, seven seriously, and a wall of the factory collapsed. Neighbouring buildings were shaken by the blast. Silvassa police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Alpha makes packaging for a multinational company located in Silvassa.

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