An aged woman died in a mysterious explosion that occurred in a match factory near Thiruvenkatam in the district on Monday.

Police said Madasamy and his wife M. Singammal (70) were living in a small room in a match factory at Srirengarajapuram, which is owned by one Balasubramanian. When Singammal entered the room this afternoon to prepare coffee, a loud explosion was heard from the room in which she was killed on the spot and none other was injured.

Police suspect that the explosives or inflammable materials stocked in the room might have triggered the explosion.

Thiruvenkatam police are investigating.

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