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Death toll in TN forest fire increases to 11

Tuesday - March 13, 2018 2:12 pm , Category : INDIA
 Death toll in TN forest fire increases to 11
Death toll in TN forest fire increases to 11

Chennai March 13 (IANS) 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 told IANS.

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

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 Purhohit on Tuesday visited the Madurai Government Hospital and consoled the family members of the injured.

--IANS
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