Kollam: People check out the damaged structures after a massive fire broke out Sunday during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple complex in Paravoor village, Kollam district on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI4_11_2016_000434B)
Kollam: People check out the damaged structures after a massive fire broke out Sunday during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple complex in Paravoor village, Kollam district on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI4_11_2016_000434B)

Kochi: The Kerala High Court today banned the use of high-decibel crackers and fireworks display after sunset in places of worship across the state in the wake of the temple tragedy in Kollam that has claimed 110 lives. The court asked the state government to examine whether a CBI probe is necessary into the Paravur Puttingal Devi temple fireworks display tragedy on Sunday.

Treating a judge’s letter seeking a ban as a PIL, the bench of Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice Anu Sivaraman banned the use of sound-generating fireworks between sunset and sunrise across places of worship.

It, however, said that during day time, the sound of explosives cannot exceed the permitted limit.

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