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.