Two women workers of a fireworks unit in Koonamparai near here were critically injured in a fire accident at a cracker unit on Monday evening. Police said that lightning had triggered the accident at around 5.20 p.m.

R. Pandiammal (30) of Vijayakarisalkulam and K. Guruvammal (50) of Sethuramalingapuram sustained 70 per cent and 85 per cent burns respectively. They were making chorsa when the accident took place.

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