3 killed in firecracker unit explosion at Virudhunagar in TN

by IANS |

Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Three people died and four others were grievously injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Sattupeti village of Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district on Wednesday morning.

The injured have been admitted to the Virudhunagar government district hospital.

Fire and rescue teams from Virudhunagar, Sattupeti, and Sivakasi have been pressed into service. A police contingent, led by the District superintendent of police, has also reached the spot.

Virudhunagar district collector is leading the rescue operations.

On January 1, a firecracker unit near Sivakasi had burst claiming five lives and grievously injuring ten.

Explosion in several units in and around Sivakasi and Virudhunagar districts has led to several deaths and maiming of people for life.

Latest News
Equalise to end AIDS epidemic: WHO on World AIDS Day Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:40 PM
Equalise to end AIDS epidemic: WHO on World AIDS Day Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:40 PM
3 girls get stuck in society's lift, incident captured on CCTV Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:39 PM
Meta purges 32 mn pieces of bad content on FB, Instagram in India in Oct Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:34 PM
GST collections stood at Rs 1,45,867 cr in Nov, 11% rise year-on-year Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:33 PM
Ace leg spinner Rashid Khan joins New York Strikers in Abu Dhabi T10 Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:32 PM
Taskin Ahmed ruled out of ODI series opener against India due to recurring back pain Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:31 PM
99% of HIV patients in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:30 PM
Pakistan government join heads to tackle resurgence of TTP, IS Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:26 PM
Canadian Sikhs reach out to drivers stranded in snowstorm Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:19 PM
Karnataka-Maharashtra border row is conspiracy, says Congress Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 04:00 PM
TRS MLAs' poaching case: 'Conspiracy hatched at Santhosh's house' Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 03:58 PM
BSF celebrates 58th Foundation Day Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 03:55 PM
Muslim college row: Ruling BJP in K'taka takes U-turn, says matter not discussed at all Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 03:09 PM
ILO notes 'striking fall' in real wages worldwide Thu, Dec 01, 2022, 03:06 PM