Two women, boy die in illegal fireworks unit accident in Tamil Nadu | Chennai News


MADURAI: Two women and a five-year-old boy died in a fire accident in an illegal fireworks unit functioning in a house in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu on Monday.
Four houses, including the house where the fire accident took place, were fully damaged in the accident that happened at Thayilpatti near Sattur.
The deceased have been identified as Selvamani, 31, Karpagavalli, 30, and Ragubiya Salmon, 5.
Police sources said the women were working in the illegal unit said to be run by Surya and Prabakar. A fire accident took place in the house resulting in an explosion.
The Vembakottai police reached the spot and began rescue operations. A fire and rescue team also reached the spot with three fire tenders. An earthmover was brought to clear the debris of the houses damaged in the accident.
Police said Selvamani died on the spot, whereas Karpagavalli died in a hospital. Later the body of Ragubiya Salmon was recovered from the debris.
Two others injured in the accident were sent to Sivakasi Government Hospital.

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