TAMIL NADU

Man charred to death

SIVAKASI, JULY 24. One person was charred to death and another seriously injured in a fire accident in a fire works factory at Anaiyur near here today.

The deceased, identified as R. Muniyandi (45), and the injured, M. Kannan (40), were handling explosive materials, when the fire, suspected to have been caused owing to friction, engulfed them.

However, there was no explosion, according to the Station Fire Officer, Pon. Selvendran, who put out the flames.

The fire did not spread to other rooms in the unit, where a lot of explosive materials and crackers were stocked, he said. Kannan was admitted to the government hospital here.

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