New Delhi: Parliament on Thursday mourned the loss of lives in a devastating fire at a crackers factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu.

"The House expresses its profound sorrow on this tragedy which has brought immense pain and sufferings to the affected families," Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari termed the loss of lives in the Sivakasi fire incident as unfortunate and sad.

As many as 39 persons were killed and 49 injured when fire broke out in a private cracker factory in Sivakasi on Wednesday.

In both Houses, members stood in silence as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed souls.



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