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Death toll in TN forest fire increases to 11

Death toll in TN forest fire increases to 11

Chennai, March 13 (IANS) 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.

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Death toll in TN forest fire increases to 11

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