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In what is turning out to be a huge tragedy, a massive fire broke out at the Paravur’s Puttingal temple at Kollam in Kerala in the wee hours of Sunday during Vishu celebrations. At least 102 are dead and hundreds injured after a pack of fireworks caught fire during the firework display at 3 30AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for each victim of the fire and Rs 50,000 for those injured.
The fire is now under control. Power lines have been switched off in the area. Several people have been reportedy injured due to concrete falling from the buildings near the site of explosion.
There was a huge explosion and the impact could be felt by people in a one-and-a-half kilometer radius, according to reports. The massive fire is said to have engulfed the entire devaswom building.