Chennai, Oct 9(BPNS)
Two persons died and eight persons were injured in a blast at a private firecracker unit in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu.
The incident occurred at Vetriyur Viragalur under the Keelapallur police station limits in Ariyalur district. the blast occurred at 9.30 am on Monday.
Police said that a heavy blast occurred and the bodies of two persons have been recovered so far. Eight others working in the factory were injured.
The deceased are yet to be identified.
It may be noted that the blast at Ariyalur has occurred after a major explosion occurred in Attibelle near the Karnataka- Tamil Nadu border in which 14 people died. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin had announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the families of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured.
This is the fourth blast that has occurred in the firecracker manufacturing units of Tamil Nadu in the past three months. In July nine persons were killed at a fireworks godown in Krishnagiri district and in September one person was killed and three injured in an explosion at Nagapatinam district.
Four persons were killed and four others injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Myladuthurai district of Tamil Nadu during last week of September.