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Blast in explosives factory kills many in India

Published on Aug 1, 2014 3:24 PM

RAIPUR, India (AFP) - A massive blast at an explosives factory in central India killed five workers early Friday, police said.

The powerful explosion completely destroyed the factory, which supplied detonators and other explosives to mines in the mineral-rich state of Chhattisgarh.

"The explosion was so powerful that the entire cement building was totally destroyed and the victims' bodies blown to pieces," local police officer Gurjinder Pal Singh told AFP.

Police are investigating what caused the blast.

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