Tamil Nadu: One killed in Pudukottai cracker unit blast

One person, who was later identified as Karthik died in the accident while another worker was admitted to the government hospital with burns.

ByPTI

Published May 20, 2024 | 8:36 PMUpdatedMay 20, 2024 | 8:36 PM

Police are trying to ascertain the cause of the blast. (Representational pic/iStock)

One person was killed in a fire accident at a fireworks manufacturing unit in Athipallam village near Viralimalai in the Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 20 May, police said.

The explosion could have been triggered by sparks from the welding work taken up at the unit’s warehouse, police said.

One person, who was later identified as Karthik died in the accident while another worker was admitted to the government hospital at Manaparai with burns.

Fire and Rescue Service personnel who rushed to the unit put out the flames.

Police have registered a case and are investigating.

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