Free Press Journal

PM Modi meets Puttingal temple fire victims


Kollam (Kerala): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the AA Rahim Memorial Hospital here and met victims of the Puttingal temple fire tragedy.

Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Kerala Chief Minister Chandy and Union Health Minister JP Nadda.

At least 105 people were charred to death in a fire accident at Puttingal temple during a festival at Paravur in Kollam district early this morning. 350 people have been injured and admitted to various hospitals.

The fire broke out due to the explosion of crackers at the temple. The fire has now been brought under control.

The district administration has set up a control room number. The number is 0474-251-2344 (Repeat 0474-251-2344).