Udayavni Special

Five die in blast in Madurai fireworks factory


PTI, Oct 23, 2020, 6:09 PM IST

Madurai: At least five people, including three women, were killed in a blast at a private fireworks factory in Madurai on Friday, police said.

Citing initial probe, police said chemicals which were being mixed and stuffed caught fire due to friction leading to a series of explosions, severely damaging the structure.

The victims were charred to death.

Several other workers managed to escape to safety, police said, adding fire service units from Virudhunagar and Srivilliputhur were used to put out the blaze.

Condoling the deaths, DMK president M K Stalin demanded that the government ensure safety measures in fireworks factories ahead of Diwali festival.

He sought adequate compensation for the bereaved families.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Shivamogga: After attack on Bajrang Dal worker, situation remains tense

Domestic flights allowed at 80% of pre-covid levels from today: Centre

NCB suspends 2 IOs for no show in court in Bharti Singh case

Ex-Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma award over farm laws

Kerala CM calls for high-level meeting to tackle rain fury

Criminal networks could try to sell fake COVID vaccines physically and on internet, warns Interpol

Board exams: CISCE writes to all CMs to allow partial reopening of schools from Jan for class 10, 12



Related Articles More

5 Covid-19 Vaccines Undergoing Trial in India Logistically Feasible for Distribution in Both Urban, Rural Areas: AIIMS Director

Farmers demand farm commission as they threaten to intensify protest against farm laws

Domestic flights allowed at 80% of pre-covid levels from today: Centre

Akhtar submits statement in defamation plaint against Kangana

NCB suspends 2 IOs for no show in court in Bharti Singh case

MUST WATCH

Pro-terror graffiti case culprits will be arrested soon: Basavaraj Bommai

Meal of Bakasur : Hotel Fish Campus Udupi | Udayavani

Things You Should Know When Starting A Business | Profitable Business Ideas After Lockdown

Mangalore Boat tragedy: We’re with families of deceased, says Kota after announcing Rs 6 lakh compensation

Mangaluru boat tragedy: Body of another fisherman recovered

Latest Additions

5 Covid-19 Vaccines Undergoing Trial in India Logistically Feasible for Distribution in Both Urban, Rural Areas: AIIMS Director

More than 1 lakh people already vaccinated against COVID-19: Russia

Hotel Association of India launches Karnataka chapter

Shivamogga: After attack on Bajrang Dal worker, situation remains tense

Amazon is one of the biggest threats to the fashion industry: Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.