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WATCH: What happened when fire broke out at fire cracker factory; blaze claimed 9 lives

WATCH: What happened when fire broke out at fire cracker factory; blaze claimed 9 lives

Nine persons were killed were a massive fire broke out in a cracker factory in Sivakasi of Tamil Nadu.

Explosion in fireworks unit damages 5 rooms; no causalities

An explosion in a cracker unit at a village in the district today damaged five rooms and destroyed some fancy fireworks, but there were no causalities, police said.

Not given any clearances on imports of Chinese crackers: Govt

The Centre has not given any clearances for imports of Chinese crackers and asked all state governments to take action against any illegal shipments of such products from that country, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Saturday.

Two workers killed in fireworks unit blast

Sivakasi: Two workers were killed and another was seriously injured in an explosion at a fireworks unit near here on Monday, police said.

An Assam village making firecrackers for over 100 years

An Assam village has been making firecrackers for over a 100 years and has now got a logo that will help it distinguish from the hugely popular Sivakasi products.

India tightens grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers

Tightening its grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers which are reportedly flooding the Indian market, the Centre has issued a public notification warning importers and public of the legal consequences they would face if involved with it.

One injured in blast, 2 suspected trapped under debris

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.

Toll climbs to 3 in Tamil Nadu fireworks unit explosion

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.

Vaiko meets protesting fireworks owners

MDMK Chief Vaiko, who is contesting the April 24 Lok Sabha polls from Virudhunagar, on Tuesday met the owners of fireworks units who were on relay fast and indefinite strike.

Blast in illegal cracker making factory in UP, 6 dead

A major explosion was reported from an illegal cracker making factory in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Two Sivakasi fire cracker units go up in flames

Blasts were triggered by raging flames that engulfed two fire cracker units on Thursday near Sivakasi town in Tamil Nadu, authorities said.

What action against fireworks units violating norms, asks bench

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has sought to know what action government has taken against fireworks units at Sivakasi which violated norms.

Man sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for torturing wife

A man has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a local court for torturing his wife to divorce him so that he could marry another woman with whom he had an illicit relationship.

Three dead in Sivakasi fireworks factory fire

Three persons were charred to death and 13 seriously injured in a blaze that swept through a private fireworks factory after an accidental explosion at nearby Singampatti on Thursday.

Sivakasi fire toll rises to six

With one more person
succumbing to injuries at Madurai Rajaji government hospital today, the toll in the explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit near here has gone up to six, police said today.

Sivakasi cracker unit explosion: Toll goes up to five

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.

Three killed, five injured in explosion in cracker making unit

Three persons were killed and five suffered burns in an explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit here on Sunday, police said.

650 kg of ammonium nitrate seized from abandoned car

About 650 kg of ammonium nitrate, an explosive chemical, has been seized from an abandoned car at Tirunelveli`s Nanguneri.

Fresh fire at Sivakasi, deaths reported

At least three people are reported to have died in a fresh fire incident at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu.

Cracker units mishap: Centre to post more staff

Narayanasamy said Central scientists would soon visit Sivakasi and inspect the firecracker and match manufacturing units.