Chennai: At least eight were reported dead and more than 15 were injured when a massive fire engulfed a cracker factory in Sivakasi , Tamil Nadu, on Thursday. The reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained.

35 fire tenders were immediately rush to the spot to take control of the situation. Fire engineers were also deputed at the spot to control the spreading fire.

Reports also suggested that the fire could have spread to a hospital adjacent to the cracker factory. The people injured in the mishap were rushed to a nearby hospital.

This, however, is not the first fire incident that has been reported in Sivakasi. Earlier this month, another cracker factory in Sivakasi had reportedly caught fire.

(This is a breaking story. Further details are awaited…)