Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala's Kollam

Updated: April 10, 2016 07:38 IST
Over 100 people are feared dead and over 350 injured after a fire broke out at the Puttingal temple in Kerala's Kollam early this morning, police said today.
Fire At Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
A fire broke out at the Puttingal temple in Kerala's Paruvar in Kollam district early this morning.
Fire At Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
The fire, that was caused due to fireworks, also damaged the Puttingal temple's roof.
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
People gather around a damaged section of a temple after a fire broke out at a temple in Kollam, Kerala. (Reuters Photo)
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
People stand next to debris after a broke out at a temple in Kollam, Kerala. (Reuters Photo)
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Kerala to take stock of the situation. He was received by Governor of Kerala, Palanisamy Sathasivam.
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Officials look on as an excavator moves debris from a collapsed building after an explosion and fire at The Puttingal Devi Temple in Paravur. (AFP Photo)
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Indian naval ships Kabra, Kalpeni and Sunayna sailed to Kollam with medical supplies, the official said.
Fire At Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Senior police and district officials have reached the coastal city around 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram.
Fire At Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
The fire has been brought under control.
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Medical officials and bystanders use a trolley to transport an injured man from a vehicle into a hospital in Paravur, Kollam. (AFP Photo)
Fire At Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Several injured people have been rushed to hospitals nearby and in Thiruvananthapuram.
Fire At Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is on his way.
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Rahul Gandhi at the Puttingal Temple Fire accident site in Kollam along with Congress leader AK Antony.
Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala\'s Kollam
Officials and bystanders gather beside a collapsed building after an explosion and fire at The Puttingal Devi Temple in Paravur early April 10, 2016.(AFP Photo)

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