Explosion at a tyre factory in the outskirts of Jaipur killed five labourers and injured several others.

The incident occurred in Chomu town of Jaipur district on late Wednesday after leakage from one of the boilers.

Following the incident district collector and senior administrative officials visited the accident site and an inquiry has been ordered in the incident.

According to officials, the factory is owned by one Vishnu Dutt Sharma and the license of the firm had not been renewed since 2014.

The boilers were also operated without due clearance following which FIR has been instructed under the Boilers Act. 

Police have initiated inquiry into the incident. Meanwhile, locals informed that the factory was used for extraction of oil from waste tyres and most of the labourers employed were from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.