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Sr IAS officer Atulya Misra to probe Theni fire

Sr IAS officer Atulya Misra to probe Theni fire

"I offer my deep condolences to the families of those who are mourning the loss of their near and dear ones", Mr Purohit said, according to a Raj Bhavan communique.

The helicopters undertook a survey of the area and returned to neighbouring Madurai.

The 36-member team - 24 from Chennai and 12 from Tirupur and Erode districts - had embarked on the trekking expedition and reached the Kurangani hills in the Western Ghats on March 10. The death toll had increased to eleven on Tuesday and several others were being treated for burns and injuries at hospitals across Madurai.

"15 people have been rescued from the fire so far".

Baldev said there is no motorable road to the spot where the fire raged.

"Four men, four women and a girl child died in the fire". He said a detailed probe will be held into the accident. The Department has also made it clear that only those who are physically fit to handle the terrain and help forest staff during emergencies like forest fire can trek in the forests during dry season. "They will carry medicines and provide medical assistance to the injured", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

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Forest minister Dindigul Srinivasan warned visitors to stay away from the hills.

"While the trekkers were coming down, they came across forest fire and the group got divided", she said. Four IAF helicopters were used for the rescue operations.

Vijaylakshmi, who suffered only minor injuries, was admitted to the Government Taluk Hospital, Bodinayakanur. "They should have either stopped these people from going in, considering there have been sporadic and widespread forest fire during the last few days in the region", said an official involved in the tough rescue operation, requesting anonymity.

Following the forest fire in Tamil Nadu, the Karnataka forest department has issued an order "temporarily" banning trekking in the state forests until rain showers.

"It is dark, it is a hilly place and it is not a motorable road". They went to Kolukkumalai on Saturday and trekked from there to Kurangani during the day time.

District Superintendent of Police V Baskaran and revenue and forest officials were also overseeing the operations.


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