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Two injured in fire accident at matches unit near Sattur

Two women workers suffered burn injuries when fire broke out in a safety matches unit at O. Mettupatti near here on Wednesday.

The injured were identified as V. Murugalakshmi (53) of O. Mettupatti and M. Mariyammal (45) of Chatrapatti. Murugalakshmi is said to have suffered 50% burns and was admitted to a private hospital.

The police suspect that friction while handling chemical-dipped sticks could have led to the fire at Selvarenuga Matches unit at around 3.30 p.m.

Fire and Rescue Services personnel from Sattur, led by Station Officer S. Kathiresan, rushed to the spot and fought the flames for nearly an hour.

Sattur Taluk police are investigating.

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