TN Guv condoles Theni forest fire deaths

TN Guv condoles Theni forest fire deaths

TN Guv condoles Theni forest fire deaths

At least nine trekkers were killed when a forest fire broke out in the Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu (TN) yesterday.

26-year-old Vijayalakshmi was among the group of trekkers which was caught in a massive forest fire in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. The local forest chief had also called it an "illegal trekking expedition". Eight trekkers were sent to the circuit house.

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Rescue efforts began Sunday, aided by the Indian Air Force and the National Disaster Management, with two helicopters helping to evacuate those stranded. Palaniswami said soon after he came to know of the fire on Sunday, he directed steps for their safe rescue.

The State Forest Department has been directed to take all necessary precautions to prevent forest fires, the statement quoted Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as saying. "The injured are being treated at a local government hospital where a few of them are said to be critical", a police official said.

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PMK leader Ramadoss wondered if all the rules were duly followed by the authorities concerned and the company that arranged for the trekking expedition.

Relatives of the hikers grieve outside the hospital in Theni. Three of them had returned to the plains without going ahead further.

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Earlier, in a tweet, Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan expressed grief and shock at the loss of life of those who were caught up in the blaze. "Trekkers should climb hills only after taking the government's nod", he had said in his native Salem district. The club's website says it has around 40,000 members as non-profit volunteers and organises hundreds of outdoor, sports, environment and social activities during weekday mornings and weekends. "She died at around 12.30 p.m", a hospital official told IANS.

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