Nine charred bodies retrieved from the hill site, one more succumbs at GRH, Madurai.
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.
Theni forest fire: Fell in love and married a fellow trekker, but Dhivya lost her husband to the blaze
One among the 39 people who went trekking in Theni forest, D Vibin from Coimbatore succumbed to his burn injuries in Theni.
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.
A total of 868 personnel, apart from those from Air Force, were drafted into service for the mission, which was over before Monday noon.
Seven women and three men, part of a trekking expedition, were killed in the devastating forest fire in the hills Sunday.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami said 10 persons--seven women and three men-- were killed in the fire at Kurangani Hill ranges in Western Ghats and expressed grief over the deaths.
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.
11 victims of Korangani forest fire receive treatment at Madurai; Specialists from Tiruchy to come in, says Health Secretary
Health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan, who was visiting Government Rajaji Hospital said specialists are to be brought to the hospital from Tiruchy.
The CTC website does not have any name or number of the persons who are in-charge of the trekking expeditions.
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.
As many as 21 rescue teams have been deployed inside the forest. SP V Baskaran is also on the spot.