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10 killed in a firecracker factory explosion at Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu
10 people, including four women, were charred to death and four are injured when an explosion ripped through a fireworks’ manufacturing unit at Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.
Media reporters adds that the accident took place at a cracker unit in Ramuthevanpatti in Vembakkottai block in the afternoon when the labourers were mixing chemicals for fancy crackers.

A senior official with the Virudhunagar district administration told that the explosion took place due to a man-made error.

The official added that the explosion took place inside the chemical mixing room, which led to huge causalities.

A case has been registered against the owner and manager of the unit, who are hiding. A detailed magisterial probe has been ordered.

Chief Minister M K Stalin condoled the death of 10 people and announced a solatium of 3 lakh rupees each to the families of the deceased. He also deputed Revenue Minister K K S S R Ramachandran and Labour Minister C V Ganesan to meet the injured and families of the victims.

Accidents inside firecracker units due to negligence and human error have become a recurring affair in Virudhunagar and Sivakasi, where over 1,000 factories produce firecrackers meeting 90 per cent of the country’s needs
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