PHOTOS: Kollam Temple Celebrations Turn To Tragedy As Fire Breaks Out

10/04/2016 12:01 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Over 96 people are feared to have died and 350 injured in a fire that broke out at a temple the Puttingal temple in Kollam, Kerala on Sunday morning. The tragedy took place during a display of fireworks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to Kollam to visit the area. A team of burn specialist doctors is travelling with him.

The PM has also announced ₹2 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased and ₹50,000 for the critically injured, a government spokesperson told ANI.

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