Sivakasi: Two persons were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a private fireworks factory at Singampatti near Sivakasi today.
The injured included a one-and-a-half-year-old child who had come there with his mother.
Police fear more people could be trapped in the debris and the blaze which was caused due to the explosion.
All the injured have been admitted to a government hospital.
Last month, in a similar explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit in Narayanapuram village in the district, the country's fireworks hub, eight people were killed and three were injured.