Virudhunagar, Aug 13 : A 44-year-old worker was charred to death, while four others had a miraculous escape when a fire broke out in a fireworks factory at Karseri village near here on Tuesday.
Police said a group of five workers were engaged in mixing highly inflammable chemicals for making fancy variety crackers in the factory, when fire broke out and engulfed one of the mixing unit of the factory.
While four workers managed to escape from the spot, Mayazhagu was caught in the fire and charred to death.
The fire followed by huge explosions destroying three units.
Senior police and revenue officials rushed to the factory and held inquiries. (UNI)