Kollam Paravur Puttingal Devi Temple Fire: PM Narendra Modi rushing to Kerala

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 10 April 2016, 10:31 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed as “heart-rending” and “shocking” the fire at a temple in Kollam and said he is rushing to Kerala to take stock of the situation. “Fire at temple in Kollam is heart-rending & shocking beyond words. My thoughts are with families of the deceased & prayers with the injured,” he said in a tweet.

“I will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation arising due to the unfortunate fire tragedy in Kollam,” he said. The Prime Minister has also asked Health Minister J P Nadda to reach the site of the mishap. At least 83 people lost their lives and 350 others were injured when a fire broke out at a temple in Kerala’s Kollam district during display of fireworks. The Prime Minister spoke to the Kerala Chief Minister about the mishap.

“Spoke to CM Oommen Chandy about the fire at a temple in Kollam. Arranging for immediate shifting of those critically injured via helicopter,” he said.

First Published: Sunday, April 10, 2016 09:39 AM
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