Tamil Nadu: explosion at cracker factory kills 8

Eight persons were killed and many injured after crackers exploded at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here today, police said.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2013 07:46 IST
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crackers explosion in Olukacheri,Tamil Nadu cracker factory blast

Eight persons were killed and many injured after crackers exploded at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu on Friday, police said.

The workers were at work in the unit at Olukacheri when the crackers exploded suddenly.

The injured were rushed to a hospital.

Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur district, is around 280km from Chennai.

First Published: Nov 01, 2013 16:32 IST