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NHRC issues notice to TN on Sivakasi fire accident

PTI  Chennai, September 07, 2012
First Published: 19:46 IST(7/9/2012) | Last Updated: 19:47 IST(7/9/2012)

National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government on the Sivakasi fire accident that claimed 39 lives.

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The notice to the Tamil Nadu chief secretary called for a report within four weeks on the fire in a cracker manufacturing unit near Sivakasi on September 5.

The Commission issued the notice on the basis of a media report and complaints forwarded by an NGO representative and human rights activist, a NHRC statement said.

"Reportedly, about 90% fireworks of the country are made in Sivakasi but no adequate safety measures have been ensured by the government. The complainants have requested a detailed enquiry in the matter and adequate compensation to the victims and families of the deceased," it added.


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