Last rites for fire accident victims performed

Staff Reporter

NAMAKKAL: The last rites for the 16 Bihari workers who died in the oil mill fire accident were performed at the crematorium in Kosavampatti here on Tuesday. A large number of people participated in the procession taken out earlier.

A major fire broke out in a private oil mill in Valaiyapatti, near here, on May 6. Around 30 persons were working in the mill, when the fire broke out. While a few persons managed to escape, many others got trapped inside the mill.

Ten persons were charred to death.

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