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Maharashtra: Two killed, five injured in blast at Thane factory
Thane: Two persons were killed while three others were injured in a massive blast at a factory in Maharashtra's Thane on Saturday afternoon, police said.
According to Thane Municipal Corporation officials, the blast took place during filling a gas container.
They said that blast occured at a factory in industrial area.
"A tanker of nitrogen gas was brought to the company which was supposed to be filled with CS2 (Carbon disulfide), and the blast took place during the checking of the tanker," the police said.
Officials said that those injured in the incident have been rushed to different hospitals and admitted there. Condition of some of them was said to be critical, and they had to be shifted to ICU, they added.
According to sources, it was not clear as to how many people were present at the time when the blast occured.
"A search is still underway on the premises," they added.
More details are awaited.