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Tamil Nadu fire death toll rises to 20 as one more victim succumbs

The death toll in the fire at Tamil Nadu firecracker unit rose to 20 as one more person succumbed overnight to his injuries, officials said on Monday.

Tamil Nadu

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2021 6:43 AM GMT

CHENNAI: The death toll in the fire at Tamil Nadu firecracker unit rose to 20 as one more person succumbed overnight to his injuries, officials said on Monday.

J Vanaraja, 51, who had sustained 90 per cent burns, succumbed at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Sunday night. Two more injured were said to be in 'critical' condition.

A massive fire at SreeMariyammal Fireworks near Sattur in Virudhunagar district on February 12, killing 11 persons and injuring more than 20 others.

Meanwhile, officials have identified three more victim women — M Poomari, 50, S Sankareswari, 55, and P Malliga, 58. (IANS)

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