In a massive boiler explosion at Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Ltd in Bela Nagpur district five workers were killed on Saturday afternoon, the police said.
The incident took place near a biogas plant of the company at Bela village in Umred tehsil around 2.15 pm.
The deceased were identified as Mangesh Prabhakar Naukarkar (21), Liladhar Wamanrao Shende (42), Vasudeo Ladi (30), Sachin Prakash Waghmare (24) and Prafull Pandurang Moon (25), all residents of Wadgaon village.
Sachin Waghmare worked as a welder while others were helpers, the police said.
All five workers sustained grievous burn injuries and died on the spot, the police said. Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ola visited the spot following the incident, officials said.