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@ Sivakasi - Tamil Nadu
What happened in Sivakasi?
September 5th and 6th 2012
Sept 5 evening: I was startled when I heard the news from my friend
Balaji Maheswar about the blast in Sivakasi. We decide to leave
immediately after the incident and tried getting a flight but finally
got a cab to sivakasi.
We reached there by 2.30am at Madurai General Hospital looking for injured people and the corpses. But we couldn't find anyone. We started looking for mortuary inside the hospital and searched around the area.
And finally found that at the end.
Then we started taking pictures of the corpses, there was five - four men and a women. The latter was the most burned. After a while we went looking for the warden who was shocked when we woked him up and then got a permission for him to take more photos. We asked the nurses about the people who are injured. She informed us that they were all shifted to the NEW GH nearby.
We rushed there finding lots of victims injured more than we expected. It was sad that most of them are not the workers, but people who went there to rescue others and people who were curious about looking at what had happened. There was one person who in intensive care, had his head injured. We spoke with other people and met a person who explained everything.
He said that the initial blast was small and people started entering to rescue others. But there was another chemical room within the blast radius which caught fire and went off. He said, he tried helping three people but when the second blast went off, he was on the ground watching people running. There were bodies torn and thrown apart. He said it was like a war zone.
After a while, we moved to Sivakasi. We reached there by 6 AM.
We spoke with some locals, who mentioned there wasn't only 40 people who are dead but It was more than 200! most of them from Bihar, who turned ashes becuase of the intensity of the entire mishap. We were Completely shocked by what they told us.
They then said hence these people didn't have any identification, it'll be difficult to even prove that those people where there. they even said that these accidents are common as Diwali nears. Manufacturers bring in more people to meet the production which always result in small accidents and which takes two to five people lives.This was the biggest accident ever occurred in 5 years.
We found that we couldn't go inside. So, we were standing there to get permission which we got after 7.30 am. It was sad that eventhough the place was silent, we could still feel how it would have been yesterday, when the accident actually occured. We were also constrained by time that we have to pick up the flight by 10 am to reach chennai and the office.
We started taking as many as pictures and videos around the place, looking over the mangled remains of the people who left their belongings, their tiffin boxes, everything.. Saddened by the fact that we couldn't change anything, we left the place which had an unexpected calm.