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    Indian Sugar Mill Blast: 4 Bodies Recovered, More Feared Dead (SHOCKING VIDEO)

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    The owner of the mill, Mahmood Ali, has been arrested as locals alleged the 90-year-old, ill-maintained factory was in dire need of repairs.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — Police fear there might be more dead bodies lying near the boiler of a sugar mill in India's eastern state of Bihar, which exploded midnight on Wednesday. Search and rescue operations are going on with four mangled bodies recovered so far.

    "Out of the ten injured laborers, one died during treatment. We suspect more bodies might be lying at the explosion site," Awadesh Kumar, a local police official said.

    WARNING: the following footage can offend sensibilities.

    Police say there was heavy attendance in the factory when the overworked boiler pipes exploded as this is the busiest season for mills extracting the juices of freshly cultivated sugarcane.

    "The bad financial condition of sugar cane industry in the state, which is under heavy debt accumulated over the years, could be the reason behind this negligence," a local administrative official who has the responsibility of granting safety licenses to manufacturing units told Sputnik on condition of anonymity. 

    The government of Bihar has announced that it would provide $6,200 compensation to the families of each victim and has instituted a high-level probe into the incident.


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