Tamil Nadu: Death toll in Kurangani Hills forest fire rises to 11

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 13 March 2018 9:11 AM GMT

Tamil Nadu: Death toll in Kurangani Hills forest fire rises to 11
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Chennai: The death toll in Tamil Nadu's Kurangani Hills forest fire increased to 11 on Tuesday, with a 29-year-old succumbing to severe burn injuries, said an official.

"She (Divya from Erode) was admitted in Madurai Government Hospital with severe burn injuries. She died at around 12.30 p.m," a hospital official said.

On Sunday, a group of 36 trekkers were caught in the forest fire in Kurangani Hills in Theni district.

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While nine persons lost their lives on the spot, one person died at a Madurai hospital on Monday.

The injured have been admitted in a separate ward.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday visited the Madurai Government Hospital and consoled the family members of the injured.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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