Theni forest fire: Death toll increases to 11

Divya from Erode who was admitted in Madurai Government Hospital with severe burn injuries died today afternoon.

Published: 13th March 2018 02:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2018 02:49 PM   |  A+A-

The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night (File Photo | EPS)


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 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.

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