SALEM: Veerappan, a labourer from Cuddalore district, was charred to death in a fire accident in Poddyreddypatti village near here on Tuesday. Police said the victim who was working in a brick kiln unit in the village, was sleeping in his hut when it caught fire. His neighbours put out the flames and rescued him. He sustained serious burns and died. The cause of the fire was yet to be established.

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