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Forest Fire at Theni-Tourists stranded

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A forest Fire in the Theni district in Kurangani –               ( Kurangumalai) forest area, in which few tourists have been affected. Few tourists from various places have gone trekking in this forest area and one group have returned safely but nearly 20 to 25 are still unable to come out of the forest area due to heavy fire and smoke. This forest fire was first detected by the kodaikanal forest officials over satellite and informed the Theni officials. The Theni district collector Pallavi has instructed to carry out rapid rescue operations. Even the central minister Nirmala has asked the concerned officials to take necessary steps to rescue the stranded students and tourists. Along with ambulances and fire brigade services, helicopter from coimbatore has also been involved in the rescue operation and the process is delayed due to night time.

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