Two people were killed and another critically injured on Thursday in an explosion at a scrap yard in the tourist city of Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The blast took place in the crowded Tajganj area, about 5 km (3 miles) from the famed Taj Mahal, one of India's most popular tourist destinations.
Agra police said the incident took place while a scrap-dealer was separating explosive material from metal procured from the military, India Today online reported.
Two people died on the spot, while a woman, who incurred serious injuries, has been admitted to the district hospital.
Officials of anti-terror squad (ATS), bomb disposal squad and forensic experts are investigating into the incident.
The Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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