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Sivakasi fire mishap: Death toll mounts to nine

The toll in the October 20 fireworks mishap here rose to nine, with a doctor succumbing to his injuries today, police said.



Sivakasi (TN): The toll in the October 20 fireworks mishap here rose to nine, with a doctor succumbing to his injuries today, police said.

Janakiraman, a doctor at the scan centre, situated close to the cracker shop, died at a private hospital in Madurai today, police said, adding he had been in coma for the last few days.

On October 20, eight people, including six women, were killed in a firecracker mishap in Sivakasi.

The mishap had occurred when a fire broke out while crackers were being offloaded from a vehicle to a cracker shop, resulting in its spreading and affecting a nearby scan centre. 

From Zee News

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