Chennai: Four people were killed and nine suffered burn injuries in a blast at a firecracker warehouse in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district Tuesday, police said.

According to police, four bodies have been recovered from the explosion site in Salem, around 350 km from here, and their identity is being ascertained.

The injured were taken to a government hospital.

The explosion took place around 2.30 p.m. Fire and rescue personnel were rushed to the spot and the blaze was soon brought under control.

Senior police and district officials have rushed to the accident spot.

Officials said the firecracker unit makes fancy crackers used in temple festivals.

Source: IANS