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Theni forest fire: a trek that ended in tragedy

March 14, 2018 07:45 am | Updated December 01, 2021 12:34 pm IST

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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