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Silence grips once-busy site of Sivakasi

The spot of the devastating explosion that claimed 38 lives resembled a war zone.

With damaged rooftops, burnt-out walls, scattered footwear, mangled utensils and dismembered bodies, some of them fou

Toll in fire tragedy touches 39, five arrested

Five persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the devastating fire at a cracker manufacturing unit at Mudhalipatti, even as the toll mounted to 39 with three more persons succumbing to bur

Sivakasi fire: 7 arrested, teams formed to trace unit owner

Seven persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the massive fire at a cracker manufacturing unit near here that claimed 39 lives even as police are on the lookout for the owner of the facto

Magisterial probe ordered into Sivakasi fire

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the devastating fire at a cracker manufacturing unit in Sivakasi, which claimed 39 lives and injured several others.

Many killed in fireworks factory blast in TN: Reports

An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern India killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in the manufacturing hub of Sivakasi, reports said.

CM condoles deaths in cracker unit fire; announces cash relief


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday condoled the deaths of persons in a fire mishap at Sivakasi and announced a cash relief of Rs two lakh each to next of kin of those killed.


Apollo Tyres loses Rs15 crore in blaze

A major fire at Apollo Tyres at Kalamassery reportedly cost the company a loss of approximately Rs15 crore, excluding damages to the building. Fire and rescue officials are set to conduct a detailed e

Fire at Apollo Tyres in Kochi, none injured

A major fire broke out at the production unit of Apollo Tyres Kalamassery unit here on Sunday night but no one was injured, police said.

The blaze on the first floor of the unit, which was noticed at

One month after TN Express blaze, father still looks for son


Seventeen-year-old Jaswant Singh remains missing after his S-11 coach in Tamil Nadu Express went up in a blaze in the early hours of July 30.

Finding that none of the 28 charred bodies recovered in

Man dies, 60 huts gutted in blaze


A 34-year-old man died and over 60 huts belonging to families of fishermen were gutted in a fire that broke out in Srininvasapuram at Foreshore Estate on Sunday.

The deceased, Kumar, was sleeping in

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