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September 05, 2012
First Published: 15:27 IST(5/9/2012)
Last Updated: 19:49 IST(5/9/2012)
Major fires in India over the last 10 years
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
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