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Cracker unit raid: One succumbs to burns

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 14:19

Virudhunagar: A village administrative officer,
one of the eight who suffered serious burns after a fire broke
out during a raid at an illegal cracker unit near Sattur in
the district, has succumbed to his injuries, police said Wednesday.

Kumaraswamy, Sattur Village Administrative Officer, who was
part of the team which raided the unit where wicks stored in a
room caught fire, died late last night, sources said.

The officials were conducting raids in and around
Virudhunagar and Sivakasi following reports that illegal
cracker manufacturing units and godowns were being operated
at several places.

The condition of seven others, including a police
inspector, was stated to be serious, police said.

The fire had broken out in "Karunthiri" (wick) storeroom of
the unit at V Duraisamypuram when the officials were
conducting the raid yesterday.


First Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 14:19
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