Update as of 6:21 a.m. EDT: The death toll in twin explosions at a restaurant in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh rose to 82, police said Saturday, according to the Associated Press.

The incident occurred after a cooking gas cylinder exploded, setting fire to explosives stored in the restaurant. Rescuers were reportedly working to pull bodies from under the rubble of the collapsed building.

"This is a tragic incident, which has shook me. The causes of the incident will be investigated," Madhya Pradesh's chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told local news networks.

Update as of 4:10 a.m. EDT: At least 44 people have been killed and nearly 60 injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a restaurant in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

"There was a second explosion, there were more casualties," a police official told Reuters, adding the blast was so powerful it damaged adjacent buildings.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the victims' families on Twitter.


Original Story: 

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured Saturday in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according to local media. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blast.

The incident reportedly took place at the Sethiya restaurant in Petlawad area of Jhabua town, about 200 miles west of state capital Bhopal. Explosives for making fireworks were allegedly stored in the restaurant, NDTV, a local news network reported, citing police sources.

Some local media reported the death toll from the incident at 35, with over 100 were injured. However, the number of casualties has not been confirmed by authorities.

Photos of the explosion site were posted on social media Saturday.