Explosion in India kills 6, critically injured five

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Explosion in India kills 6, critically injured five

NEW DELHI - At least six people have been killed and five critically injured in an explosion in India.

A boiler exploded at a sugar factory in Bagalkot district of Karnataka on Sunday, according to reports by ANI. The incident took place in Nirani Sugars Limited at Mudhol earlier in the day.

The sugar factory unit is part of the Nirani Group and is owned by the Nirani brothers — former BJP minister Murugesh Nirani and his brothers, Sangamesh and Hanumantha.

Speaking to PTI, Nirani confirmed that the blast took place in one of the factories belonging to him. "