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Two killed in chemical factory explosion

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Two persons were killed and seven others injured in an explosion at a chemical factory at Ambernath in the district today, officials said.

The mishap occurred around 1:30 pm, triggering a major fire at the unit, they said.

According to a Disaster Control official, the owner of the unit, located in the industrial area, identified as S Narayan was one of the victims.

Fire was contained after five hours by around twelve fire engines, he said.

First Published: Tue, March 25 2014. 21:57 IST