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Tamil Nadu: Fire at a cracker factory in Salem, 7 dead

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Dec 25, 2012 at 06:37pm IST

New Delhi: At least 7 people were killed in a fire at a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Salem district on Tuesday.

According to sources, five people died on the spot while two died in the hospital. The explosion took place around 2.30 pm. Fire and rescue personnel were rushed to the spot and the blaze was soon brought under control.

Senior police and district officials have rushed to the accident spot. Officials said the firecracker unit makes fancy crackers used in temple festivals.

Tamil Nadu: Fire at a cracker factory in Salem, 7 dead

According to sources, five people died on the spot while two died in the hospital.

With Additional Inputs From IANS

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