Today's news in pictures: Fire at chemical godown in Thane, Kim Jong-un inspects newly built submarine, and more

From Thane fire accident to North Korea's nuclear submarine, here are some of the top news images of the day

10.40 a.m.: Major fire gutted a chemical godown at Gayatri compound in Prerna complex at Val village, Bhiwandi taluk, Thane. Fire tenders from Bhiwandi, Kalyan-Dombivali, and Ulhasnagar have rushed to the site. No casualities have been reported so far. Photo: The Hindu
9.00 a.m.: The lights went out across much of Venezuela reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydroelectric power system. The power in Caracas, the capital, went out after 4 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Monday and immediately backed up traffic as stop lights and the subway stopped working during rush hour. Photo: AP
8.00 a.m.: In this image provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, seen inspecting a newly built submarine to be deployed soon, at an unknown location in North Korea. The North Korea leader also ordered officials to further bolster the country’s military capability, State media reported, the North is increasing its pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear diplomacy. Last week, North Korea said it may lift its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests to protest expected military drills between the United States and South Korea that North Korea views as an invasion rehearsal. Photo: AP

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