Eight die in crackers godown fire at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, many injured

The fire occur around 1.30 pm on Thursday.

FP Staff October 20, 2016 22:57:09 IST
A crackers godown catches fire in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The incident happened when workers were loading crackers onto a truck. PTI
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A crackers godown catches fire in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The incident happened when workers were loading crackers onto a truck. PTI
Eight people including six women of a nearby scan centre lost their lives as they got trapped with crackers bursting on the exit route. Many people in the centre locked themselves indise a room to save themselves from the fire but soon got into trouble due to suffocation. PTI
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Eight people including six women of a nearby scan centre lost their lives as they got trapped with crackers bursting on the exit route. Many people in the centre locked themselves indise a room to save themselves from the fire but soon got into trouble due to suffocation. PTI
Firefighters from Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar and Sattur were rushed to control the raging flames. PTI
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Firefighters from Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar and Sattur were rushed to control the raging flames. PTI
Sivakasi: Fire fighters trying to douse the fire that broke down at a godown containing crackers in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI10_20_2016_000246B)
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Sivakasi: Fire fighters trying to douse the fire that broke down at a godown containing crackers in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI10_20_2016_000246B)
The owners of the Ragavendra agency that was transporting the crackers have been booked by the police while a few of its workers were taken for interrogation. PTI
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The owners of the Ragavendra agency that was transporting the crackers have been booked by the police while a few of its workers were taken for interrogation. PTI