A blast at a newly-constructed fruit juice unit in Virpor village of Valod taluka in Tapi district of Gujarat killed two workers and injured three others on Monday afternoon, said police official.
The incident occurred at around 4:30 pm when five workers were setting up machinery at the factory. One of the parts exploded, causing the deaths of two workers on the spot. The other three workers were critically injured and rushed to a hospital in an ambulance.
The explosion was so powerful that it flung a machine part several meters away and landed on a farm across the road. The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained.
The police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.
More details are awaited...