A 45-year-old woman was injured and two were suspected to be trapped under the debris when three houses, including one where crackers were being made illegally, damaged following a blast on Thursday police said.
The death toll in the accident at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here has risen to three with a 19-year-old boy on Thursday succumbing to his injuries at the local government hospital, police said.
With two more persons succumbing to their injuries in the hospital, the toll in the explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit near here has gone up to five even as three persons were arrested in the case, police said today.
The owner of a Sivakasi cracker manufacturing unit where a fire on September 5 claimed 39 lives was arrested on Sunday on culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other charges from Samayanallur in this district.
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.