Buldhana: Angry locals protested outside a hospital in Buldhana district of Maharashtra after a boiler blast at a food processing company there left two persons dead and as many others injured, police said on Wednesday.

Some labourers were engaged in welding work when the boiler at the private food processing unit, located in Khamgaon area here, exploded around 6.30 pm on Tuesday, police inspector Santosh Tale said.

The impact of the blast was so severe that the workers were thrown out of the premises, killing two of them and injuring as many others, he said.

The injured persons and the bodies were later taken to the City Hospital where angry locals gathered and demanded action against the food company officials, he said.

The police rushed to the site and dispersed the angry crowd, Tale said, adding that the situation was under control. The two injured workers were undergoing treatment at the hospital where their condition was reported to be out of danger, he said. As of now, an accidental death report was registered in connection with the incident, he added.