SIVAKASI: A worker, M. Gurusamy (45), was killed in a fire at a private cracker unit near here on Thursday. Friction while handling chemicals used to make flower pots triggered an explosion at the unit in Melakothai Natchiyarpuram near Thayilpatti, Sivakasi Station Fire Officer P. Azhagarsamy said. The shed was damaged in the impact. Fire service personnel recovered the body from under the debris. — Staff Reporter

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