At least 25 people were killed at when after a major fire was triggered at a firecracker factory in Sivakasi today. Here is a list of all the major fires faced by the country over the last decade.
April 16, 1990: Seventy killed as shuttle train is gutted by fire in Patna district.
December 23, 1995: 442 persons, mostly
children, killed in a fire at the annual function of a school in Dabwali (Haryana). The pandal had caught fire due to short circuit.
August 6, 2001: 28 people were killed at a private mental asylum in Erwadi in Tamil Nadu.
January 23, 2004: 49 killed and 40 injured in fire at a marriage hall in Srirangam in Tamil Nadu.
July 16, 2004: 91 school children were killed in a fire accident at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.
September 15, 2005: 35 dead and 50 injured in fire in three firecracker units in Bihar.
April 10, 2006: 64 killed and 80 injured after a fire engulfed the tent at a crowded consumer trade fair in Meerut.
March 23, 2010: Around 25 killed in an old mansion in Kolkata
November 20, 2011: 15 died and more than 30 injured when a fire broke out at a community function of eunuchs in East Delhi.
December 9, 2011: At least 73 dead in fire at AMRI Hospital in Kolkata.
Feb 8, 2012: 11 workers were killed after fire broke out in an electronic factory in Haridwar.
July 30, 2012: 32 killed in fire in Tamil Nadu Express bound for Chennai
Aug 27, 2012: 19 killed in north Kerala’s Kannur after an LPG tanker overturned and exploded