Tragedy struck in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district as an explosion at a firecracker storage godown resulted in at least five fatalities and left 10 others injured on Saturday. Rescue operations are currently underway at the site, with five more people reportedly trapped in the godown, prompting a joint effort by the fire and rescue services along with the district police. The identities of the victims have not been ascertained yet, as confirmed by Krishnagiri police officers to the media.
The incident in Krishnagiri follows a similar explosion just a few days earlier in Sivakasi, Virudhunagar district, where two women workers lost their lives at a firecracker unit on Tuesday. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and investigations into the cause of the explosion and the safety protocols at the storage godown are expected to be conducted to prevent such incidents in the future.
The tragic events highlight the importance of implementing stringent safety measures in the handling and storage of firecrackers and fireworks to avoid such devastating accidents in the future.