Theni forest fire: Death toll increases to 11
By IANS | Published: 13th March 2018 02:48 PM |
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.