Two killed in cracker unit explosion in Tamil Nadu, owner held

The owner of the unit has been arrested, they said adding the unit, functioning in an open space, did not have a license. The accident occurred due to exertion of too much pressure while packing the explosive chemicals, police said.

By: PTI | Thanjavur | Published:May 31, 2017 3:22 pm
tamil nadu explosion, cracker factory explosion, tamil nadu cracker factory, india news, indian express news The mishap occurred at the unit in Raramuthirakottai, when the victims were packing the chemicals in crackers, meant for temple festivals, they said. (Source: Google maps)

Two workers were killed and another was seriously injured in an explosion at an unlicensed cracker manufacturing unit in this district today, police said.

The mishap occurred at the unit in Raramuthirakottai, when the victims were packing the chemicals in crackers, meant for temple festivals, they said.

Two workers aged 55 and 32 died on the spot, while a 45-yer-old man has been admitted to the hospital in a serious condition, police said.

The owner of the unit has been arrested, they said adding the unit, functioning in an open space, did not have a license.

The accident occurred due to exertion of too much pressure while packing the explosive chemicals, police said.

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    Sankaran Krishnan
    May 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    Why not cancel the License issued to the Cracker Unit or those who are all dea with Explosives and without following the safety norms as prescribed by the Govt., and is it enough just to arrest after the explosion takes place ??? Why not insist the Explosive Expert to visit such Units to whom the Govt. had given License to function on regular basis and to inspect whether everything is as per norms fixed by them which might have save the unit from explosion !!! Even after such accidents the Govt. is not learning from the mistakes and instead allow to make the same again and again which shows their lethargic and carelessness WHY ???
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