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Mumbai:

A security camera has captured the moments before and after a blast killed at least eight people at a chemical factory in Maharashtra’s Thane yesterday.

Four workers were standing at a corner of the boiler plant just before the blast, showed CCTV footage. Then a loud thud occurred and glass shards flew. The workers took to their heels to save themselves.

Eight casualties were reported, besides injuries to dozens of others in the blast in Dombiwali near Mumbai.

Witnesses have reported hearing three blasts at the factory, which were heard a kilometer away. The Fire department at least 15 engines to bring it under control.

The blast has left a big crater at the spot. The shockwaves produced by it damaged nearby factories and bent heavy iron beams.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and other officials visited the site.