Updated on: January 12, 2020 13:29 IST

7 dead as chemical factory catches fire in Maharashtra

 The death toll in the chemical factory fire in Palghar has reached seven while six people sustained severe injuries. Earlier, five people were declared dead. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance to the kin of the deceased. A huge explosion occurred at a chemical factory at Boisar on Jan 11, which is located 100 km from Mumbai.