Over 100 dead, 350 injured after explosion during fireworks display at Puttingal temple in Kollam, Kerala

10 Apr 2016    11:40 am


At least 102 persons were killed and over 350 injured after a fire broke out at the Paravur Puttingal Devi temple around 3:30 a.m on Sunday. The fireworks ceremony was held as part of the annual festival of the temple, near Kollam.

I will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation arising due to the unfortunate fire tragedy in Kollam.

— Narendra Modi