According to reports, at least five people were killed and three injured in a fire in a firecracker factory in Madurai, Tamil Nadu on Friday.
According to a report by the news agency PTI, the fire was caused by a series of explosions inside the factory and caused considerable damage to the structure.
Three of the five people killed in the fire were women. Police said that several other workers managed to escape from the factory. Fire units from Srivilliputhur and Virudhunagar were dispatched to the spot to extinguish the fire.
DMK President MK Stalin mourned the deaths and urged the government to take safety precautions in firecrackers factories as Diwali is just around the corner. Stalin also sought adequate compensation for the bereaved families.
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