Two killed in forest fire in Kerala
Two forest guards were killed in a major forest fire in Desamangalam forest range in Thrissur district on Sunday, police said. A team of forest personnel were pressed into service after the fire was noticed and two got into flames while dousing it. Two other forest guards were rushed to the hospital with burn injuries, they said. The dead have been indented as P Divakaran and Velayudhan, both forest guards.
Preliminary reports said the fire which began in the afternoon is still not under control. Forest officials say the sudden rise in temperature might have triggered the massive fire.