Tamil Nadu VIRDHUNGAR: Four workers were killed and two others were seriously injured in an explosion at a private cracker factory in Meto Patti near Shivakashi in Tamil Nadu’s Verdho Nagar district on Saturday. A fire broke out at the RKVM cracker factory this morning, causing a series of explosions, police said.
At least seven warehouses and sheds collapsed as a result of the crash. The warehouses contained large stocks of firecrackers and highly flammable chemicals. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the explosion was caused by friction with a chemical.
Police said that as soon as the incident was reported, fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and started extinguishing the fire. The injured have been admitted to the Center of Excellence of Shivakashi Government Hospital for treatment. Senior revenue and police officials have arrived on the scene and are trying to find out if there have been any security breaches.
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