Tamil Nadu: Fire engulfs jewellery store in Madurai city, kills 1

A jewellery shop in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai city caught on fire and killed a man who was trapped inside the shop. 

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A fatal fire broke out inside a Madurai, Tamil Nadu jewellery store on Monday evening, authorities reported. Police said one man died in the massive blaze that erupted at the city shopping complex.


The unnamed victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital according to Dean Rathnavel. The precise cause of the fire remained unclear hours later, as did the identity of the deceased.


Videos captured at the site showed flames engulfing the jewellery store as firefighters employed battering rams and other equipment to break through a glass wall.
This is a developing story, further details awaited.