Fire disaster in Kerala temple kills atleast 100 and over 350 injured, many in critical condition .
An illegal fireworks show in a Hindu temple in Kerala early on Sunday set off a huge fire which left nearly 100 people dead . The district authorities in Kollam had denied permission for any fireworks display at the Puttingal temple in Kerala where a fire tragedy took place. An explosion in piles of crackers during fireworks display is said to be the reason behind the fire that broke out at around 3.30 a.m.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Sunday to visit the Paravur Puttingal temple . Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. two lakh to next of the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those critically injured in the incident.He met the injured persons at AA Rahim Memorial Hospital in Kollam , accompanied by Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and Health Minister JP Nadda. PM Modi also visited the accident site of Puttingal temple in Kollam for on-the-spot assessment of fire tragedy. While Kerala CM announced Rs 10 lakh to kin of those killed in accident, free treatment to all injured.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders also arrived. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) personnels donate blood at Trivandrum Medical Hospital for victims of Kollam Temple Fire.