Three persons were today
charred to death and an equal number suffered burns in a fire
mishap at an illegal cottage fireworks unit, barely three
weeks after a devastating blaze in a cracker unit claimed 39
The mishap occurred at a cracker manufacturing unit in
Vijayakarisalkulam near here, police said.
Today's incident comes about three weeks after a major
fire in a cracker unit at Mudhalipatti near Sivakasi, the
country's fireworks hub, claimed 39 lives.
Police said crackers were being made in a house without
permission. The authorities have intensified checking of
fireworks units for strict adherence to the government norms
and guidelines following the September five fire.
As per rules, even storing chemicals used for
manufacturing crackers was not allowed inside any house,
official sources said.
The injured had been admitted to hospital, police said.