MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the fire broke out at the shrine during celebrations ahead of the Malayalam New Year on April 14. Over 200 were wounded by the blast in the firework stockpile, which destroyed the building.
I will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation arising due to the unfortunate fire tragedy in Kollam.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 10 апреля 2016 г.
At least 102 people were killed and more than 350 were injured, according to the latest figures published by The Hindu newspaper.
Many victims of the fire died on the way to the local hospital, where over 100 have been admitted for treatment, with the remaining victims undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital and various private hospitals, the publication added.
The news of major fire at Puttingal temple in Kollam is deeply distressing. Extremely pained over the loss of lives in the accident.— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) 10 апреля 2016 г.