Just over 24 hours ago, gasworld received the sad news of two fatalities and one injury following a factory blast in Dehradun, Northern India.

According to various Indian news outlets, the incident took place at the Kumar Ispat Oxygen Limited refilling factory in the Mangalore area of Haridwar district.

National reports state that the accident took place on the Mangalore-Jhabrera road on Monday night, while workers were refilling gas cylinders.

Local police have confirmed that while two workers died instantly, another injured employee was taken to a nearby hospital where his condition has been described as stable.

Kumar Group Industries, parent firm for Kumar Ispat Oxygen, has not yet commented on the event.