NHRC issues notice to TN on Sivakasi fire accident

Last Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 23:27

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

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 September5.

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 per cent 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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First Published: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 23:27

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