Tamil Nadu, December 1: In an extremely unfortunate incident, about ten people have been killed in a tragic accident at an explosives factory in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Rescue and relief operations are underway as death toll could possibly rise further.
The factory is a manufacturing centre for explosives used to break rocks and is situated at Thuraiyur in Trichy. The tragedy happened at 7am today morning. According to preliminary reports, 20 people present at the unit at the time of the blast, out of which 5 were killed instantaneously.
It was while Gelatin sticks were being moved into a vehicle from the manufacturing centre that the blast took place. Reports state that the Trichy district collector and SP are on their way to the spot which is about 40km from Trichy. Further details remain awaited.
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