Two workers died and four others suffered injuries in a blast at a fireworks manufacturing unit in T Managaseri near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar district on Saturday afternoon.
Of the 12 working sheds damaged, six of them were reduced to a rubble due to the impact of the blast. Laksham Fireworks situated on Srivilliputtur - Sivakasi Road opened only on Friday after a week-long closure due to election and rain.
On Saturday, hardly 50 out of the 150 workers turned out for work since there a festival was taking place in the villages and most of them had taken leave for the weekend.
Fire and rescue department personnel recovered two dead bodies. Both the deceased were from Sivakasi.