At least 10 people have been killed and another 15 injured in a fire at an explosives factory located in Murugapatti about 40 km from Tirichirappalli, in Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning. A total of 22 people are reportedly trapped in the building.
The accident happened around 7 am after a possible spark near the chemical tank inside the factory triggered an explosion. The fire was noticed in one of the manufacturing wings of the factory and it soon spread to other areas.
While officials of the factory claimed that 25 to 30 people were working in the unit at the time of the fire.