Blaze at firecracker factory in TN; 12 dead, several injured

Chennai: In a tragic fire incident at Virudhunagar here on Friday, 12 persons were charred to death and several others injured. A blaze at the Sree Mariyammal firecracker factory at Achankulam near Sattur resulted in the tragedy.

The incident occured at around 1 pm. As per initial reports, more than 24 have been injured and have been shifted to Sivakasi government hospital. Among them six are in critical condition.

Police have initiated a probe into the incident.

The rescue operations are underway and more details are awaited.

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