06:21 GMT11 April 2021
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    Over the last few months, India has witnessed an unprecedented number of fires. Since May 2020, there have been more than 60 industrial accidents in the country, killing at least 100 workers and injuring more than 150.

    A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in the city of Thane, India on Thursday morning. According to fire officials, the factory is located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area of the city. 

    "Around 20 fire tenders have been rushed to spot. Firefighters are trying to douse the flames", an official said, adding that there were no casualties or injuries as yet, and the cause of fire has yet to be ascertained.  

    A video from the spot showed thick black smoke billowing from the plant.

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