Over 100 Killed in Kerala Temple Fire

Narendra Modi visits Kollam Distt. Hospital to meet the victims of fire accident, in Kerala on April 10, 2016
Narendra Modi visits Kollam Distt. Hospital to meet the victims of fire accident, in Kerala on April 10, 2016

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the fire in Kollam. Modi also announced a solatium of Rs. 50, 000 to those who were injured in the fire.

More than 100 people were killed and nearly 300 injured when a fire broke out from a fireworks display in the Puttingal Devi Temple complex early Sunday. The injured persons were rushed to Trivandrum Medical College hospital.

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Modi says he is constantly monitoring the situation and is in touch with officials. A team of doctors including burn specialists accompanied Modi to Kerala when he went there Sunday.

Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy has also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs. 10 lakh to kin of each of those killed and Rs 2 lakh for seriously injured.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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