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Two persons died and several others were injured in a blast in an explosives factory near Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli, said police.
The blast occurred at Vetrivel Explosives factory near Tiruchirappalli, around 350 km from here.
"The ground and first floor had collapsed and the debris have to be removed," G. Sathhyanarayanan, Deputy Director (In-Charge) of Fire and Rescue Services (Central Region), Tamil Nadu told IANS.
He said the total number of casualties is not yet known as it will be difficult to ascertain in a blast like this.
According to a factory official, around 15 persons were working inside at the time of the accident.
He said precautions are being taken to prevent secondary blast happening at other units within the complex.
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