An explosion at an Aims Industries industrial and medical gas manufacturing facility in Western India on Saturday killed eight people and injured several others, the Hindustan Times reports.

Investigations into the explosion at the plant in Gujarat’s Vadodara district concluded the blast took place when gas was being refilled in cylinders.

A senior police official told the Hindustan Times that most of the victims were workers.

According to Aims Industries’ website, the company deals with industrial and medical grade gases ranging from oxygen, nitrogen, argon, CO2, nitrous oxide, hydrogen, sulphur dioxide and helium.

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