Blaze in India kills many

A blaze at a fireworks factory in southern India has killed at least 20 workers and injured 15 others, a report says.

    The accident occured in Sivakasi in the state of Tamil Nadu

    The cause of the fire on Saturday at the factory near Sivakasi in southern Tamil Nadu state was not immediately known, Press Trust of India news agency reported.

    The injured workers have been hospitalised.

    Sivakasi is 650km southwest of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state.

    Southern India has a large number of factories making fireworks, which are in great demand during religious festivals and weddings across India. They are also exported to Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh and other Asian countries.

    Some illegal factories operate in homes because of the demand for firecrackers.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    K-pop fans are using the same social media tactics they employ to support music stars for social justice activism.

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    What will the maps of Palestine and Israel look like if Israel illegally annexes the Jordan Valley on July 1?