INDIA – (UNI) Fifteen people sustained burn injuries, few of them seriously, when a group of 36 people on a trekking expedition, were caught in a forest fire atop Kolukkumalai hill in Kurangani forest area on the Western Ghats in Southern district of Theni district on Sunday.
Theni District Collector Pallavi Baldev told reporters here that no casualty was reported so far.
Initially, the rescue team informed that one of the trekking team members had lost life in the fire.
However, it was later confirmed that the trekking team member was unconscious and given medical treatment.
Once the team members were safety brought down from the hills, further details will be known, she said.