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14 people have now died as a result of a fire cracker shop accident in Karnataka, according to deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar

Following the deaths of two additional persons on Sunday, the death toll from the fire mishap at a cracker business nearby reached 14, according to police sources.

Two more persons passed away today while receiving treatment, adding to the 12 who died on the scene on Saturday at the shop-cum-godown in Attibele, Anekal Taluk.

On Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar made a site visit and stated that the dead will get compensation of Rs. 5 lakh apiece.

Siddaramaiah, the chief minister, expressed sorrow over the fatalities.

According to the authorities, the majority of individuals who passed away worked at the firecracker godown/shop, and attempts are being made to determine the identities of the dead.

The event happened at 3:30 pm when firecracker boxes were being unloaded from a delivery van.

The fire started when several personnel were inside the business, according to Superintendent of Police (Bengaluru Rural) Mallikarjun Baladandi.

The fire has been put out thanks to the efforts of more than nine fire tenders, the speaker said.

These crackers were being stored by the store owner in preparation for Navaratri and Deepavali.

Several neighboring parked cars that were destroyed by the fire.

Only a few kilometers separate the scene of the tragedy from the Tamil Nadu border.

The majority of the casualties, according to the police, are from the neighboring Tamil Nadu districts of Kallakurichi, Vaniyambadi, and Ammalpettai in the Dharmapuri and Tirupattur districts.

The proprietor of the godown is also hurt, according to the authorities.

One individual was detained, and a complaint has been filed against the godown owner.

M K Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, expressed his sympathies to the families of those who perished in the accident and provided a monetary assistance of Rs 3 lakh for each of the surviving relatives.

In a statement, he said he had assigned his cabinet colleagues R Sakkarapani and Ma Subramanian to monitor the wounded people’s medical needs and plan any necessary procedures for their relocation to Tamil Nadu.

The TN CM declared compensation amounts of Rs. 50,000 for individuals with minor injuries and Rs. 1 lakh apiece for those who had severe injuries.

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