India: 3 dead in chemical factory fire:
Authorities are trying to contain a fire which has broken out in a chemical factory in the western state of Maharashtra, killing three people.
The fire in Boisar near Mumbai city has also injured several, authorities said.
Police have cordoned off the area and rescue and search operations are still underway.
Authorities expect the number of casualties to grow and healthcare teams are in the place, authorities confirmed to the BBC.
Local eyewitnesses told Indian press that the fire followed an explosion that “sounded like a huge bomb” late on Thursday night.
The “tremors” caused by the explosion were felt almost 12km (7 miles) away, shattering windows even in certain Mumbai areas, the reports added.
Earlier this year, Mumbai saw two buildings catch fire in within a week which has since raised serious questions over standards of safety in the city.