One killed, three injured in warehouse explosion in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli

One person was blown to pieces and three others were injured in an explosion at a scrap godown about 40 km from Tiruchirappalli on Thursday, police said.

PTI June 29, 2017 22:17:24 IST
One killed, three injured in warehouse explosion in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli

Tiruchirappalli: One person was blown to pieces and three others were injured in an explosion at a scrap godown about 40 km from Tiruchirappalli on Thursday, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Mariappan (50), a worker at the godown, the police said.

The godown is located on a busy stretch at Mettualipatti on the outskirts of Manaparai town.

People rushed out from their houses on hearing the deafening sound and found three persons with bleeding injuries and rushed them to the hospital.

One person was found dead with his body blown to pieces, the police said.

The police suspect some explosive materials could have been stored in the godown and it would have exploded.

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