: A worker P. Muthukaruppan (26) sustained burn injuries in a fire accident at a cracker unit near here on Saturday. The police said that Muthukaruppan of Tiruvengadapuram was cleaning a tool used to make rockets in the unit at Nadhikudi when fire engulfed him at around noon. Friction due to the chemicals on the tool led to the fire, the police said.

He was rushed to a private hospital in Sivakasi. The Sivakasi Revenue Divisional Officer, S.G. Rengan, said that the man sustained 30 per cent injuries on his limbs. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. There was no other damage, he added.