Five killed, 11 injured in explosion at TN firecracker

Five labourers were on Sunday killed and 11 injured after an explosion in a fire cracker unit near here that flattened the small building which housed the manufacturing facility.

“There was an explosion and in the impact the building collapsed and five workers were trapped in the concrete rubble and they were dead,” a senior Villupuram District Fire and Rescue Services official told PTI. Eleven workers were injured, he said.

“The injured have been rushed to hospital,” he said adding of the wounded, six were women and five men.

“All the dead were men and work is on to clear the remaining concrete rubble,” he added. 
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