At least 11 individuals, together with one girl, are feared useless and greater than 20 injured in a blast Friday at a non-public fireworks manufacturing unit at Achankulam village near Sattur in Virudhunagar district.
Local experiences stated many individuals are nonetheless trapped contained in the manufacturing unit.
The ‘Sree Maariyamman fireworks’ manufacturing unit which belongs to 1 Santhanamari had been manufacturing firecrackers for a few years. As per native experiences, firecrackers that have been saved in shut to 6 rooms on the manufacturing unit caught fireplace one after one other resulting in an enormous blast.
Police advised indianexpress.com that the incident occurred round 1:30 PM and that these injured have been rushed to a number of close by hospitals for therapy. Police additionally stated that they’re probing the reason for the blast.
Offering condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated his ideas are with the bereaved households. He additionally introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh every to the kin of the deceased.
An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh every has been authorised from PMNRF for the subsequent of kin of those that have misplaced their lives attributable to a fireplace in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. Rs. 50,000 could be given to these significantly injured.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 12, 2021
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami additionally introduced an ex gratia of three lakh rupees every to the kin of deceased and one lakh to these injured within the accident.
Meanwhile, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi appealed to the Tamil Nadu authorities to offer fast rescue, help, and aid.
Heartfelt condolences to the victims of the firecracker manufacturing unit fireplace in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu.
It’s coronary heart wrenching to think about these nonetheless trapped inside.
I enchantment to the state authorities to offer fast rescue, help & aid.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 12, 2021
“Heartfelt condolences to the victims of the firecracker factory fire in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. It’s heart-wrenching to think of those still trapped inside,” he wrote on Twitter.
District Collector, Virudhunagar, R Kannan and Superintendent of Police Perumal additionally inspected the spot. The District Revenue Officer stated that the license of the manufacturing unit will probably be suspended.