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Theni Forest Fire: Nine killed in trekking expedition

Theni , March 12th (Tamil Nadu): Nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the Tamil Nadu government said on Monday.  Chief Minister K Palaniswami is rushing to Theni to oversee rescue operations.

A 36-member team — 24 people from Chennai and 12 from Tiruppur and Erode districts — on a trekking expedition reached Kurangani hills on March 10. The team included 25 women and three children, according to reports. Four helicopters of the IAF and their 10 commandos are involved in the rescue operation, according to a tweet by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said rescue teams comprising officials and health department personnel were camping in the hills.

Mar 12, 2018
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