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Theni forest fire: K Palaniswamy announces compensation for victims' families, says probe ordered into incident

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy on Monday said 17 trekkers lost their lives in the Kurangani Hills forest fire in Theni district on 11 March.
Firstpost

Theni Forest Fire: Death toll reaches 12, FIR filed against trekking club owner

The death toll in the Kurangani forest fire in the district rose to 12 with one more woman succumbing to her burns at a private hospital in Madurai on Thursday, the police said.
DNA

Tamil Nadu govt orders inquiry by senior bureaucrat on Theni forest fire

Atulya Misra, principal secretary, the department of revenue and disaster management has been appointed as the inquiry officer and been tasked with submitting a report to the government within two..
DNA

Theni forest fire nothing short of man-made disaster; multitude of human errors likely behind tragedy that killed nine trekkers

Though the unsuspecting trekkers were left to the fury of nature, it is now beyond doubt that it was a number of human errors that led to the Theni tragedy.
Firstpost

Theni forest fire: Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit condoles death of ten trekkers, hopes for early recovery of injured

Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday condoled the death of 10 persons killed in a forest fire in Theni district.
Firstpost

Theni forest fire: Tour guide arrested after 10 people killed while on trek

A 30-year-old man, believed to be a tour guide who led a 36-member trekking group on an ill-fated expedition in the district, has been arrested, police said today. Ten people -- seven women and..
DNA

Theni Forest Fire: How Women’s Day special expedition turned into a tragedy

A weekend trekking expedition at the Kurangani reserve forest in Tamil Nadu’s Theni turned tragic with ten trekkers, including five women and one child, were killed in the massive forest fire in the..
DNA

Theni forest fire death toll rises to 10

The death toll in a forest fire in Theni district of Tamil Nadu rose to 10 with a 30-year-old woman trekker who was admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital succumbing to her burn injuries on Monday..
IndiaTimes

Theni forest fire claims 9 lives, 27 rescued: IAF completes search operations; Tamil Nadu govt orders probe

Nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the Tamil Nadu government said on Monday.
Firstpost

Theni forest fire: Opposition condole death of nine hikers; urge officials to streamline trekking

Various political parties, including opposition DMK expressed concern over the death of nine persons, part of a trekking expedition, in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu and called for steps to streamline..
Firstpost

Trekkers caught in Theni forest fire didn't take permission for expedition: Tamil Nadu CM

Nine people, who were part of a 36-member trekking team, were killed .
DNA

Theni Forest Fire: Garud commandos, helicopters pressed into service

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said an advanced light helicopter (ALH) will be pressed into service due to the hostile terrain, for rescuing those trapped in the forest fire in Tamil Nadu.
DNA

Tamil Nadu blaze: 25 students caught in Theni forest fire; Nirmala Sitharaman says at least 12 rescued

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be pressed to rescue students caught in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced
Firstpost

Theni forest fire claims 9 lives, 21 rescued: Nirmala Sitharaman says 16 Garuds deployed to help trapped trekkers

A massive forest fire broke out suddenly in a hill in Tamil Nadu on Sunday trapping 36 trekkers (37 according to some reports), most of them women, with 15 being rescued till late tonight
Firstpost

Theni Forest Fire: 9 rescued, many still trapped; IAF's MI-17 chopper, 10 commandos join ops in Tamil Nadu

Thirty six people including students and IT professionals were trapped in a massive forest fire in the hills above Kurangani, a tourist spot in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu’s Theni district on..
DNA

Massive forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni; Indian Air Force sends chopper to rescue students

Over 20 students were reportedly trapped in a massive forest fire that broke out in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district on Sunday.  In a series of tweets, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said..
DNA

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