World news – Virudhunagar Explosion: Increase the security of units, call on the leaders

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Leaders of various political parties in the state on Friday approved the deaths of 18 workers in a fireworks unit explosion that took place on Friday in Achankulam near Sattur, Virudhunagar district.

Published: February 13, 2021 3:28 AM |

Last updated: February 13, 2021 3:28 am

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A view of the workshed was damaged after the explosion that triggered a cracker unit in the village of Achankulam near Sattur in Virudhunagar district. (Photo | EPS)

CHENNAI: Leaders of various political parties in the state approved the deaths of 18 workers on Friday in a fireworks unit explosion that took place on Friday in Achankulam near Sattur in the Virudhunagar district.

Around Aug. Employees were seriously injured in the accident. DMK President MK Stalin expressed his condolences to the bereaved and condemned the state government led by the AIADMK, as the government had not done anything for the security measures in the cracker units despite several explosions.

He also called on the state government to Take steps to take adequate security measures in the units to prevent the loss of innocent lives. He also sought adequate relief to provide for the bereaved and to offer first class treatment to all injured.

TNCC President KS Alagiri called on the state government to take steps to provide the bereaved with Rs 25 lakh as solatium and injured employees Provide Rs 50,000. PMK founder Dr. S Ramadoss expressed his grief over the accident and called on the state government to take steps to set up a special hospital for the treatment of burn injuries in Sivakasi.

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