A powerful explosion took place in the chemical factory at 2.40 am.
India's COVID-19 tally of cases mounted to 41,13,811 with a record 90,632 people being infected in a day, while the death toll climbed to 70,626.
With 20,489 new cases, the state's total cases zoomed to 883,862.
The incident took place on Monday evening in the Kajalpura area of the town. Following which, the local administration and NDRF are carrying out search and rescue operations.
Three NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been moved to the spot to carry out rescue operations.
Speaking to ANI, Ravindra Geete, ACP, Panvel Zone-2 said, "There are some COVID-19 positive and suspected patients admitted to the quarantine centre. About 400 of them are admitted there.
The cyclone slammed Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, making landfall at 12.30 PM at Alibaug near Mumbai.
As per preliminary information, her car, in which her husband and National Award winning poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar was also travelling, dashed against a truck on the highway on the Mumbai-Pune lane around 4.15 p.m
Mumbai: In one of the biggest operations, various government agencies and the armed forces have rescued and evacuated around 75,000 flood-affected people, including 66,000...
While the workers were crossing the track, they apparently did not see the approaching train and were hit by it.
A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been called to the spot to take pull out the bodies from the ill-fated bus.
The state government has requisitioned the services of five disaster management teams, including three from Pune, to tackle any eventuality in Mumbai.