Two persons were killed and five others sustained injuries in an explosion at a cracker unit at Nandikoil near Maraneri in Virudhunagar district on Tuesday. According to the police, the accident occurred when workers were removing chemicals from the stock room of the fireworks unit. The deceased were identified as R. Chelladurai (35) of Subramaniapuram and K. Irulandi (40) of Orampatti.

— Special Correspondent

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