Indore: Eight people were killed and at least four injured in a blast in an explosives factory in this Madhya Pradesh city Thursday, police said.
A blaze started in the factory after the blast at around 1.30 p.m. in Kamla Nagar locality. The injured were rushed to a hospital.
"The total number of dead may go up to 10 as several of the injured are critical," Senior Superintendent of Police D Srinivas Rao told agency.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced Rs.1 lakh compensation to the kin of each of the deceased and Rs.25,000 each for the injured.