Chennai: Seven women died and several others were injured in a firecracker factory blast in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu on Friday, said the police.
The firecracker unit was located in Kurunkudi village in Cuddalore district and the blast happened in the morning.
The explosion killed five women, including the unit owner, instantaneously and also brought down some buildings.
Out of the four injured women who were admitted to the hospital, two succumbed.
Police and fire tenders rushed to the spot and carried out rescue operations.