2 killed, 25 injured as boiler explodes in factory in India

Two workers were killed and 25 others injured after a boiler exploded inside a factory in the northern Indian state of Haryana, police said Thursday.

The explosion took place Wednesday night inside the factory in Kundli town of Sonipat district.

"Last night, a boiler blasted in a factory, injuring over two dozen workers working inside it," a police official said. "The injured were immediately transported to the hospital, where two were declared dead and 25 others admitted for treatment of burns."

According to police, the workers were busy in their work at the factory when the boiler exploded all of a sudden with a huge bang.

The blast was so severe that it also damaged the adjoining buildings.

Police have registered a case and ordered an investigation to ascertain the reason behind the explosion.