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10 individuals have been feared dead in an explosion that occurred at a factory in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu, India.

According to a report by International Business Times, the fire broke out at around 7.45am local time on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the explosives factory.

It was also reported that around 16 to 17 workers were reportedly inside the factory when the inferno started.

The fire, it was also reported, has reportedly been contained and three fire fighters are still at the scene.

NDTV reports that two bodies have already been recovered from the inferno scene.

However, the death toll is reportedly likely to go up as more bodies could be trapped under the debris, the officials added.

Some media reports have put the death toll at five.

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