Kurangani

30 forest fires spotted in the last six days from Theni forest area

A day after the Kurangani hills forest fire tragedy, several questions were raised over the safety aspects of trekking, especially during the summer.

published on : 13th March 2018

Theni forest fire: Battling for life at Madurai’s Government Rajaji Hospital

Nine charred bodies retrieved from the hill site, one more succumbs at GRH, Madurai.

published on : 13th March 2018

No more trekking sans permission, says Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami

The trekking group trapped in forest fire at Kurangani hills in Bodi taluk of Theni went without obtaining permit and in future such illegitimate forays will strictly be prohibited.

published on : 13th March 2018

Theni forest fire: Do not let anyone make such trips alone, say inconsolable members of Thittagudi victim

It was a plunge into darkness for the residents of Thittagudi. The death of S Subha (pic)(28), hailing from the town, in the Theni forest fire left them grieving.

published on : 13th March 2018

Theni forest fire: A survivor shares her horrific ordeal

As panic spread, there were only two options left — to use the last bit of dying strength to take an alternative route to safety or to stay behind until a path opened up.

published on : 13th March 2018

Theni forest fire: Improvised dollies shifted trekkers writhing in pain

A total of 868 personnel, apart from those from Air Force, were drafted into service for the mission, which was over before Monday noon.

published on : 13th March 2018

Theni forest fire: After Ockhi, Indian Air Force proves its prowess yet again in Tamil Nadu

IAF uses helicopters, medical team and a ground operation unit to bring back stranded trekkers.

published on : 13th March 2018

Kerala temporarily bans trekking in forest areas after Tamil Nadu fire incident

The State Forest Department has been directed to take all necessary precautions to prevent forest fires while also banning trekking in the forests.

published on : 12th March 2018

Trekkers caught in forest fire didn't take permission for expedition: Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami

Stern action would be taken in the future against trekkers who undertake such expeditions without the state's permission, he said.

published on : 12th March 2018

Parties condole Theni forest fire deaths; want trekking streamlined

DMK Working President M K Stalin, AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran and PMK founder S Ramadoss, among others, condoled the death of nine trekkers in the Kurangani Hills fire.

published on : 12th March 2018

Theni forest fire: Trekking organiser's office found closed

Police said a couple of officials were deputed to make enquiries at the office of the group at Palavakkam here, but found it to be closed.

published on : 12th March 2018

Theni forest fire: Online group Chennai Trekking Club organised expedition

The CTC website does not have any name or number of the persons who are in-charge of the trekking expeditions.

published on : 12th March 2018

Tamil Nadu: Nine bodies found charred in Theni forest fire, IAF concludes rescue operations

The tragedy struck a group of trekkers from Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Erode who took a leisure trip to the Kurangani forest in Bodi range at Western Ghats on Saturday.

published on : 12th March 2018

Five trekkers killed, 27 rescued after huge forest fire breaks in Tamil Nadu's Theni district

The flames that licked the forest were so intense that they went up to 10 ft over a long stretch, hampering access and rescue operations.

published on : 12th March 2018