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Boiler explosion kills 6 in eastern India and injures 6

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Police say factory boiler exploded in eastern India, killing at least six workers and injuring six others

PATNA, India – A factory boiler exploded in eastern India on Sunday, killing at least six workers and injuring six others, police said.

Rescuers were looking for any workers who might be trapped in the rubble of the factory that produced snacks in an industrial area 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of Patna, the state capital of Bihar.

The cause of the explosion in Muzaffarpur was under investigation, police officer Ram Naresh Paswan said. He said the death toll is likely to rise as four of the injured were in critical condition.

Panic gripped the area as the powerful explosion rocked and damaged homes and factories in the Bela industrial zone, media reported.

Poor safety standards are a common cause of fires and explosions in India.

Last year, a major fire and powerful explosion rocked a warehouse storing chemicals, killing 12 people near Ahmedabad in western Gujarat state.

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