The explosion was caused when the storehouse of the fireworks materials caught fire. Many of the injured died before they could reach a hospital.
I will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation arising due to the unfortunate fire tragedy in Kollam.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2016
PM asks Health Minister J P Nadda to immediately reach the site of the fire tragedy in Kollam.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 10, 2016
Fire at temple in Kollam is heart-rending & shocking beyond words. My thoughts are with families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2016
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) April 10, 2016
@TheHindu Health Minister V.S. Sivkumar at Thiruvananthapuram MCH to supervise relief work— C. Gouridasan Nair (@CGouridasan) April 10, 2016
@TheHindu Disaster hits temple festival at Kollam in south Kerala killing 86 persons, injuring over 350— C. Gouridasan Nair (@CGouridasan) April 10, 2016