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Kerala temple fire heartrending, shocking: PM Modi

PTI 10 Apr 2016, 9:19:32 AM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described the fire at Kerala temple that killed 86 people as "heartrending and shocking".

"Fire at temple in Kollam is heartrending and shocking beyond words. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and prayers with the injured," Modi said in a tweet.

Spoke to CM Oommen Chandy about the fire at a temple in Kollam. Arranging for immediate shifting of those critically injured via helicopter.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2016

Have also asked my Cabinet colleague & Health Minister @JPNadda to immediately reach the site of the fire tragedy in Kollam.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2016

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

At least 86 people were killed in an accident on Sunday due to a firework display which caused a massive blaze at the Puttingal temple in the coastal town of Paravur located about 60 kms from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.