Tamil Nadu: 6 died in fire at cracker factory, CM Stalin announced compensation

Chennai: Six people tragically died and 10 injured when a fire broke out at a cracker shop in Sankarapuram town in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Fire tenders from Sankarapuram and Kallakurichi rushed to the spot to douse the flames when the incident was reported. The explosion was so loud that its sound was heard far and wide and stirred up the entire city.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin has now announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the incident and Rs 1 lakh for the injured undergoing treatment in emergency wards. On the other hand, a police official informed about the incident and said that those injured in the blast have been admitted to the Kallakurichi Government Hospital.

In the past, CM Stalin had requested the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Odisha, Rajasthan and Haryana to reconsider the removal of the ban on the sale of firecrackers and allow the sale of green firecrackers. In a letter to the Chief Ministers of these 4 states, Stalin had said that the livelihood of 8 lakh workers involved in the cracker manufacturing industry in the state is in a difficult phase.

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