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Two killed in India factory blast

At least two people were killed in an explosion at a factory in India.

The blast took place at a steel works in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal district. It is understood three other people were also seriously injured.

The Times of India reports that a gas cutter being used by the labourers to cut a steel box exploded.

An investigation is underway to ascertain whether a lapse by the factory owners is to blame for the incident.

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