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Death toll in chemical factory fire in Maharashtra reaches seven

PALGHAR: The death toll in the chemical factory fire in Palghar has reached seven while the same number of persons have sustained injuries.

Earlier, five people were declared dead while six were injured.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance to the kin of the deceased.

“Rs 5 lakh financial assistance will be given to the kin of the deceased due to fire at the chemical factory in Boisar in Palghar district this evening,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Office had said.

A huge explosion occurred at a chemical factory at Boisar, which is located 100 km away from Mumbai on Saturday evening.