Toll in fire-cracker units rises to 7

By PTI Published on Apr 09, 2018 11:35 AM IST

Virudhunagar: The toll rose to seven in the blaze in two different firework factories near Sivakasi in the district with one worker dying today, police said.

Four persons - two each - died and five were injured in the fire mishaps on Friday last. Two persons succumbed to injuries yesterday.

A man died today without responding to treatment at a government hospital, police said.

The fire broke out at the units in Ramuthevanpatti and Kakkivadanpatti when the employees were handling chemicals.