Five killed, three injured in explosion in industrial unit

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:17 hrs

Mumbai: Five persons were killed and three others injured after an explosion occurred in an industrial unit in Sakinaka area of the city today, fire brigade officials said.

A fire broke out in the unit following the explosion which was reported at around 2 AM in the industrial unit in Andheri, they added.

Four fire engines and three ambulances were rushed to the spot, the official said, adding that eight persons, who were injured, were rushed to Rajawari hospital, where five were declared dead.

The exact cause was not yet clear but officials suspect it might be due to a cylinder blast.

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