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(Representational Image)IANS

Six people were killed while two were left injured after a methane gas tank exploded at a petrochemical factory in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. 

The workers were involved in welding work when the explosion took place at Mohit petrochemical factory. District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Bijor are reported to be present at the site of the blast. 

The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals. More details of the incident are awaited.