Five dead, three injured after fire breaks out at firecracker factory in Madurai

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Five persons died and three others suffered injuries after a fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on Friday.

According to reports, the fire was caused by a series of explosions that took place inside the factory in T Kallupatti area of Madurai.

Fire service units were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. Rescue operations are underway.

Further details are awaited.