Tamil Nadu cracker industry fire: 9 killed, 5 injured

Fire in TN cracker industry: 9 killedKumbakonam (Tamil Nadu), Nov 2:  At least nine persons were killed while five others were injured after a fire broke out in a cracker factory here on Friday night. Reports said the workers were inside the factory when suddenly crackers exploded, causing the fire. The fire was doused later and the injured were admitted to a nearby hospital, police said. 54 were killed in a deadly fire in a cracker factory in TN earlier this year Tamil Nadu saw a massive tragedy earlier this year when 54 people were burnt to death while 50 others were injured after a devastating fire engulfed a cracker factory at nearby Mudhalippati. According to witnesses, the intensity of the explosions that caused the blaze was so strong that they could be heard from a distance of two square kilometres.