Three persons died and five were injured in a boiler explosion in a furnace plant in a village in Utharamerur near Chennai on Friday, police said.
The plant is engaged in making iron blocks. The accident happened when a hot iron mould fell on workers following the explosion. Three died on the spot.
Of the five injured, four were admitted to SRM Hospital in Potheri village while one was shifted to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital in Chennai.