Sr IAS officer Atulya Misra to probe Theni fire

By NT Bureau Published on Mar 14, 2018 04:53 PM IST

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government has asked Revenue Secretary Atulya Misra today to probe Kurangani forest fire in Theni district, in which 11 persons were killed.

The deceased include six women, four men, a child and 27 people have been rescued.

A group consisting of 26 women, eight men and three children had travelled to Kurangani hills for a trek organised by the Chennai Trekking Club. They were trapped in a fire that broke out in the region when they were returning on Sunday evening.