Fire at Kumbakonam cracker unit, 9 killed

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explosion_b_18-06-2012Nine people have died and at least four others suffered injuries after a fire broke out at a cracker unit in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

The workers were at work in the unit when the crackers burst. The condition of two of the injured, admitted to the government hospital here, is stated to be serious.

The fire has been doused.