Sivakasi Fire Tragedy

Sep 06, 2012, 10:58 AM IST
Utensils lay covered in ash after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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Utensils lay covered in ash after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

Fireworks lie in the foreground and policemen arrive at the scene after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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Fireworks lie in the foreground and policemen arrive at the scene after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

The remains of a building that was razed to rubble after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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The remains of a building that was razed to rubble after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

An injured person is rushed for treatment after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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An injured person is rushed for treatment after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

Firemen spray water after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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Firemen spray water after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

The remains of a building that was razed after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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The remains of a building that was razed after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

The remains of a building that was razed to the ground after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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The remains of a building that was razed to the ground after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

Policemen and relatives stand near dead bodies of victims after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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Policemen and relatives stand near dead bodies of victims after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

The remains of a building after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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The remains of a building after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

Relatives of victims cry outside the Madurai government hospital after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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Relatives of victims cry outside the Madurai government hospital after a massive blaze swept through the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in Sivakasi, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Chennai.

Empty chemical cans and burnt cartridges of fire crackers lie scattered at the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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Empty chemical cans and burnt cartridges of fire crackers lie scattered at the Om Siva Shakti fireworks factory in the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai.

People run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai.
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People run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai.