Tamil Nadu: Five people died and many were injured on after a blast at a firecracker shop in Sankarapuram town in Kallakurichi district in Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday late hours.
A senior police officer shared details before media saying: "At least five persons, suspected to be owned and workers, at the firecracker shop put up in Sankarapuram ahead of Diwali, were killed. The five people, who were wounded in the blast, were admitted to the Kallakurichi government hospital.”
Chief Minister MK Stalin announce an ex gratia of Rs five lakh each for the kin of the deceased. While for those wounded in the fire will be provided with a cash relief of Rs 1 lakh. Sharing deep grief over Twitter handle, Chief Minster MK Stalin wrote: "I was deeply saddened to learn that five people were killed in a fire at a firecracker shop in Sankarapuram, Kallakurichi district. Rs 5 lakh each for the victims; Rs 1 lakh each for those in intensive care would be delivered from the CMRF fund.”