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Theni forest fire: a trek that ended in tragedy

On Sunday March 11, a forest fire at the Kurangani hill in the Bodi hills of Theni district in Tamil Nadu claimed the lives of eleven trekkers. The death toll rose to sixteen on March 17 and several others were being treated for burns and injuries at hospitals across Madurai.

A majority of those who died were under the age of 30.  

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Post-Theni tragedy, govt bans forest treks
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Elderly couple mourn loss of only child
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Chennai Trekking Club founder’s antecedents under scanner
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Grief-stricken relatives identify bodies of loved ones
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Authorities find Chennai Trekking Club premises deserted
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Theni forest fire: trekkers being treated for burns at Madurai hospital
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Forest fire: 16 Garud commandos, three choppers join rescue mission in Theni
TN forest fire: rescue continues into the night, commandos join in
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