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Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 2, injures 120

  • Indian rescue personnels work at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Indian rescue personnels work at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman grieves at a hospital after her husband sustained injuries in an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    A woman grieves at a hospital after her husband sustained injuries in an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian rescue personnels work at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Indian rescue personnels work at the site of an explosion at a chemical factory in Dombivli, in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The powerful explosion shattered windows in buildings near the factory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)  (The Associated Press)

Officials in western India say an explosion at a chemical factory has killed at least two people and injured more than 120.

The powerful explosion before noon Thursday shattered windows in buildings near the factory in Dombivli in Maharashtra state.

Government spokesman Anirudh Ashtaputre said a fire at the site was contained by early evening.

No other details were immediately available.