Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- An explosion occurred at a fireworks factory in Achankulam village in Virudhunagar district, about 300 miles southwest of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Following the incident, firefighters and ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the explosion.
An official from the disaster management office in Virudhunagar, "There was an explosion at a fireworks factory here today. Nine people were killed and 33 others were injured," said in a statement.
According to some local sources, the death toll is 12.
Authorities said 50 people were at the factory when the explosion occurred.
The cause of the explosion is not yet known and an investigation has been launched into the incident.