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Blast at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, 5 workers killed

The incident was reported on Thursday, from near Usilambatti, SP Madurai confirmed.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Madurai: An explosion took place at a firecracker factory near Usilambatti in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district on Thursday. In this accident, 5 workers working in the factory died, while about 5 workers were injured. On getting information about the accident, fire brigade and police team reached the spot. SP Madurai has confirmed the accident.

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The firework factory was completely demolished after the massive explosion. As per sources, a massive explosion occurred in the fireworks factory in Azhagusirai village near Usilampatti in the Madurai district. Locals heard the sound of the explosion and reached the spot.

Five people who lost their lives in the explosion are believed to be workers. These were the workers who were working in the cracker factory.

Police and fire tenders have rushed to the spot. Fire tenders reached the spot and doused the fire. Fire tenders also recovered the bodies of the deceased and sent them for post-mortem.

Further investigation is underway and cops are trying to ascertain the reason behind this explosion.

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