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Tragedy at Sivakasi factory: Loss of life and business paves the way for ...Business StandardAt this time of the year, Sivakasi, which accounts for about three- quarters of India's firecracker industry, usually bustles with activity — about 1,50,000 people work round the clock to cater to the demand for Diwali. However, this year, Sivakasi ...
Ground report: Sivakasi, a ticking time bombIBNLive.comSivakasi: Images of the recent accident in Sivakasi are still fresh. But locals here seem to have resigned themselves to a fate of playing with fire. Rajeshwari lost here husband and son in a similar accident three years ago. Her elder son still works ...A day after Sivakasi inferno, blame game onTimes of IndiaPlaying with fireDaily Pioneerall 3 news articles »
FirstpostSivakasi blast: NHRC notice to Tamil NaduTwoCircles.netNew Delhi : National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice the Tamil Nadu government and sought a report on the explosion in the Sivakasi fireworks factory that killed 38 people, an NHRC spokesperson said Friday. "Notice has been sent to ...NHRC seeks report on Sivakasi fireDeccan HeraldSivakasi fire: NHRC seeks report from Tamil NaduFirstpostNHRC issues notice to TN on Sivakasi fire accidentHindustan Timesall 13 news articles »
Sivakasi fire: CPI(M) demands wide-ranging probeEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: CPI(M) today sought a wide-ranging probe into the Sivakasi fire incident that claimed 39 lives, saying a "big mafia" was making huge profits by forcing labourers work in ghastly conditions. "A big mafia is at work here, making thousands of ...and more »
Sivakasi fire due to blatant violation of norms
Sivakasi fire: Congress MP demands probe by sitting High Court judgeNDTVSivakasi, TamulNadu: The Virudhunagar Congress MP has demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge into the massive fire in a cracker manufacturing unit here that claimed 38 lives. In a statement, B. Manicka Tagore wanted the State Government to ...Tamil Nadu MP briefs PM on Sivakasi incidentBusiness Standardall 8 news articles »
CCB arrests Sivakasi businessman in cheating caseThe HinduThe Fraud and Misappropriation wing of the Central Crime Branch arrested a firecracker factory owner from Sivakasi for allegedly cheating businessmen by promising them bank loans. The arrest of Shanmuga Murthy (70) followed a complaint by the ...and more »
Twelve persons were arrested today in connection with the gruesome tragedy at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here that claimed atlleast 38 lives, even as government ordered a magisterial probe into the mishap and officials indulged in a blame-game. As a hunt was launched to nab the factory owner, a top police official said several violations of safety norms like overcrowding, overstocking and wrong mixing of chemicals, had been found, leading to one of the worst mishaps yesterday in Sivakasi, hub of the country's cracker industry. Five persons who had taken the Omshakthi fireworks factory complex, the scene of the tragedy, on lease, its foreman, three supervisors and three accountants had been arrested RPT had been arrested, police said. For more log on to www.newsx.com
IBNLive.comSivakasi fire: 33% cracker units don't have licenceIBNLive.comMadurai: As many as 33 per cent of all crackers units in Virudhunagar district function illegally, especially ahead of Diwali, sources said on Wednesday. These firecracker units engage unskilled workers through the contract system and sell crackers ...From sparkles to killer blaze, the Sivakasi storyHindustan TimesSivakasi fireworks blast kills 37, leaves 70 injuredTimes of IndiaCentre orders inquiry into Sivakasi fireDaily News & AnalysisThe Hindu -indiablooms -The Asian Ageall 26 news articles »
FirstpostHuman Toll of India's Firework BusinessWall Street Journal (blog)The fire, only the latest of many to hit firework factories in India, broke out at the Om Shakthi Fireworks, one of the biggest warehouses in the southern town of Sivakasi, the hub of India's fire-cracker industry. Around another 60 people were injured ...Sivakasi fire: a result of Indians greed for cheap fireworks?FirstpostIndian authorities take action after fatal Sivakasi firework factory explosionHazardExSivakasi fireworks tragedy: 12 held for blasts, factory owner on the runTimes of IndiaThe Hindu -Washington Postall 885 news articles »
Sivakasi fireworks tragedy: Did chemical mix cause the explosionTimes of IndiaSIVAKASI: A mixture of chemicals used in fancy fireworks that paint the sky in varying hues is blamed for many of the accidents in Sivakasi. Locally called "mani marundhu" , this mix of magnesium, magnalium , sulphur, ammonium nitrate, barium nitrate, ...and more »
TV9 News: Sivakasi Fire Tragedy: Cops Hunt For The Owner of The Factory..., Sivakasi: Twelve people were arrested on Thursday in connection with the tragedy at a fireworks manufacturing unit in Sivakasi that has claimed 38 lives so far. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a magisterial probe into the mishap while state officials have indulged in a blame-game. As a hunt was launched to nab the factory owner, a top police official said several violations of safety norms like overcrowding, overstocking and wrong mixing of chemicals, had been found, leading to one of the worst mishaps on Wednesday in Sivakasi, the hub of the country's cracker industry. Five persons had taken the Omshakthi fireworks factory complex, the scene of the tragedy, on lease. They were, its foreman, three supervisors and three accountants, police said. Virudhunagar's Superintendent of Police Najmal Hoda said that ten teams have been formed to nab the owner of the factory, Murugesan. Prompted by the incident, Mr Hoda said all factories would be inspected for violations by various departments. After a meeting of senior ministers to discuss steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced a magisterial investigation into the fire in which three more succumbed to burns on Thursday. A blame-game has begun with Rangaswamy, an official of the Controller of Explosives, saying licences of the factory, valid up to 2014, were suspended three months ago due to 40 different ...
Jagran PostSivakasi fireworks tragedy: Toll touches 39, five arrestedTimes of IndiaSIVAKASI (TN): Five persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the devastating fire at a cracker manufacturing unit at Mudhalipatti near here, even as the toll mounted to 39 with three more persons succumbing to burns. The arrested were four ...Sivakasi fireworks tragedy: Six arrested, toll touches 39Mumbai MirrorSivakasi cracker unit fire: 5 persons arrestedHindu Business LineDeath toll in Sivakasi fire mishap 36: District authoritiesDaily News & Analysisall 32 news articles »
From sparkles to killer blaze, the Sivakasi storyHindustan TimesMarriages, political victories, sporting and even cultural events, keep the demand growing. A few years ago, Sivakasi even sent two shiploads of crackers to the US, when it was celebrating its 200th Independence Day. For now, China is the least of ...
...China is the least of Sivakasi’s worries –Chinese firecrackers being banned in India. What rather worries the manufacturers of Sivakasi – or should – are the regular accidents in unregulated units, like the Om Shakti factory, where 39 people died on Wednesday....
12 held for Sivakasi fire, factory owner on the runIndian ExpressPolice have arrested 12 persons for the fire at the firecracker manufacturing unit in Sivakasi which killed 38 people on Wednesday. While six were arrested on Wednesday, the rest were nabbed on Thursday. However, the factory owner is still absconding.and more »
Sivakasi cracker unit insured for Rs 60 lakhBusiness StandardThe ill-fated factory of Om Siva Sakthi Fireworks, which was gutted yesterday leading to deaths of over 50 persons, was insured for Rs 60 lakh by New India Assurance. The insurer has sent a surveyor to the site to determine the losses. While the ...
NDTVSivakasi fire tragedy: 12 arrested, cops hunt for the owner of the factoryNDTVSivakasi: Twelve people were arrested on Thursday in connection with the tragedy at a fireworks manufacturing unit in Sivakasi that has claimed 38 lives so far. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a magisterial probe into the mishap while state ...Eleven arrested for Sivakasi fireworks factory blazeFirstpost12 held for fireworks factory blaze, probe orderedNew York Daily Newsall 897 news articles »
News 360: Sivakasi fire due to blatant violation of normsIBNLive.comNews 360: Sivakasi fire due to blatant violation of norms. CNN-IBN | Sep 06, 2012 at 11:19pm. It is now clear that the Sivakasi cracker factory fire accident that led to loss of lives was due to violation of norms. Tweet. Comments (0). Related Latest ...and more »
Sivakasi fire: PIL filed in HCDaily News & AnalysisA day after the accident at Sivakasi fireworks factory which claimed 39 lives,a PIL was filed at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court seeking a direction to appoint an expert committee to formulate strict guidelines for cracker and match units.and more »
The HinduCentre orders inquiry into Sivakasi fireDaily News & AnalysisThe Centre has ordered an inquiry by a senior IAS officer into the gruesome tragedy at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu that claimed 39 lives. Union Minister of Commerce Industry and Textiles, Anand Sharma has ordered an ...Sivakasi fireworks blast kills 37, leaves 70 injuredTimes of IndiaKaruna expresses grief over Sivakasi fire deathsHindustan Times38 killed in Sivakasi cracker unit blastThe HinduIndian Express -Firstpost -Deccan Chronicleall 22 news articles »
Sivakasi Fire Accident: In a major fire accident, at least 52 people were dead, while 50 more injured in an explosion in a fireworks manufacturing unit in Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district in south Tamil Nadu. While police confirmed that 10 bodies were pulled out of the debris, they say the number of deaths could be higher. The accident occurred around 12.15 pm at Om Sakthi Fire works in Mudhalaipatti located in the fireworks manufacturing hub of Sivakasi. About 40 rooms in the manufacturing unit collapsed trapping many of the employees. There were about 250 employees working in the unit when the accident occurred and many of them are trapped in the debris. "We are uncertain about the extent of damage and casualty. We fear that more than ten persons could be dead," said a senior revenue official. Fire and rescues services as well as ambulances could not get near the cracker unit for fear of another explosion due to huge quantity of chemicals stacked. They were unable to gain access to the accident spot for more than two hours as the two rooms are still burning and are expected to explode any time. The death toll is expected to rise as many more workers would have been trapped inside the buildings. A few injured, who were flung away in the impact of the explosion, were being rushed to government hospital in Sivakasi and then to government hospital in Madurai. Revenue officials blamed labourers and said the accident could have occurred due to friction among the chemicals ...
Six more people were arrested in the Sivakasi cracker factory fire that left 37 people dead on Wednesday, taking the total number of people arrested so far to 12 which includes the factory owner too. ibnlive.com
OneindiaSivakasi fire: Owner, an AIADMK counsellor abscondingOneindiaSivakasi (TN), Sept 6: The death toll at the Om Shakthi fireworks factory in Sivakasi has been confirmed to 38 and six arrests have been made in the case. Police are on the lookout for owner Murugesan, along with seven others who are on the run. The ...and more »
54 die in India fireworks factory blaze than 75 injured when a powerful explosion Wednesday tore through one of the biggest fireworks factories in Tamil Nadu, triggering a major fire.
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The owner of the cracker factory in Sivakasi that was gutted in a fire on Wednesday has been arrested. Five others have also been arrested. This came after the investigations into the cause of the fire threw up some startling facts. The police confirmed that the plant was operating illegally when the fatal fire broke out. ibnlive.com
The HinduSivakasi fire: 7 arrested, teams formed to trace unit ownerThe HinduSivakasi fire: 7 arrested, teams formed to trace unit owner. PTI. Share · Comment (1) · print ·. T+ · T- · Tweet. Relatives of the fire tragedy victims wait outside the Government Hospital in Sivakasi on Wednesday. The Hindu Relatives of the fire ...and more »
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The police arrested six persons on Thursday in connection with the devastating fire at a cracker manufacturing unit at Mudhalipatti that killed 39 persons with three more persons succumbing to burns.The police have launched a hunt for two more persons, including the owner of Om Sakthi Fire Works at Mudhalipatti near Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed deep shock over the Sivakasi firecracker tragedy in Tamil Nadu and condoled the deaths in the accident.
50 killed in Sivakasi firecracker unit fire
Two persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the devastating fire at a cracker manufacturing unit at Mudhalipatti near here, even as the toll mounted to 39 with three more persons succumbing to burns. The arrested were four persons who had taken the Omshakthi fireworks factory complex.
Thirty-eight persons, including two women, most of them believed to be villagers who rushed to the site of an explosion at a cracker unit, were killed when a large stock of explosives blew up on Wednesday afternoon. Thirty-three persons were wounded and have been admitted to government hospitals in Virudhunagar district and Madurai.
The massive inferno at the Om Shakti Fireworks factory in Sivakasi on Wednesday claimed the lives of 36 people, leaving 78 others injured. Questions are now being raised as to whether this was a disaster waiting to happen.
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54 Persons Killed in Fire Accident at Sivakasi
The investigations into the cause of the fire that gutted a fire cracker factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday have thrown up some startling facts. The police have confirmed that the plant was operating illegally when the fatal fire broke out. ibnlive.com
54 burnt to death at a fireworks factory in Sivakasi
At least 38 workers died and more than 70 were injured when a series of powerful explosions ripped through a large unit in Sivakasi, the capital of the fireworks industry on Wednesday. Officials quoted doctors here as saying that 35 bodies had been recovered from the site of the blasts at Om Shakthi Fireworks Ltd. Four workers died in hospitals in Madurai, 85km away. Many died in the blaze that spread after the blasts. Several of the survivors were in a critical condition.
...At least 37 workers died and more than 70 were injured when a series of powerful explosions ripped through a large unit in Sivakasi, the capital of the fireworks industry on Wednesday. Officials quoted doctors here as saying that 35 bodies had been recovered...
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Sivakasi fire: Jayalalithaa conveys condolencesThe HinduWhile condoling the death of over 30 people in a fire cracker unit in Virudhunagar District, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday ordered payment of Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin, Rs.25,000 to the seriously injured persons and Rs.10,000 for those ...and more »