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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.

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.