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A gas cutter being used to cut a steel box exploded at PL Steel Pvt Ltd in Kotdwar tehsil's Jashodharpur industrial area on Tuesday evening, Station House Officer, Kotdwar Police Station, Manoj Raturi said.
The two labourers died on the spot and three others who were standing near the gas cutter sustained severe injuries, he added.
The injured were admitted to a hospital in the nearby town of Najibabad, he added.
Further investigation is underway to ascertain whether a lapse on part of the factory owners led to the blast, the SHO said.
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