At least five of 36 people (mostly students) who went on a trekking trip to Theni’s Kurangani hills died of burn injuries, 27 were rescued with different levels of burn injuries. They were caught in a huge forest fire on Sunday. The intense flames that were caught in the forest grew up to 10 ft and heavy winds made the fire spread more. There were two teams of trekkers - 12 from Tirupur, Erode and Coimbatore and 24 from Chennai which included three children.
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