Toll in Sivakasi fire mishap rises to 36: Dist authorities

Sivakasi (TN), Sept 5: The toll in the major fire tragedy in a fireworks unit here was put at 36 by the district authorities.

Seventy three persons were injured and the condition of 45 of them was stated to be serious at various hospitals where they were admitted, District Revenue Officer R Raju told reporters.

The DRO said 19 of the bodies were accounted for at the Sivakasi hospital, four at Madurai, 12 in Sattur and one at Virudhunagar. Doctors at the hospitals had earlier put the number of dead at 54 and injured at around 50 in the mishap that occurred at the fireworks unit complex at nearby Mudhalipatti.


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