One person was killed and four others were injured when explosive materials went off in a cracker unit at Muthudaiyanpatti near here on Wednesday.

The explosion took place when the workers were making firecrackers.

The police identified the dead as Subramanian (60). The injured – R. Govindan (45), M. Pandi (18), S. Arumugam (48) and G. Murugesan (30) – have been admitted to Government Headquarters hospital here.

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