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At 3.30 am on Sunday, fireworks blast occurred in Puttingal temple in Kerala. Photos/Vineeth Nair

At 3.30 am on Sunday, fireworks blast occurred in Puttingal temple in Kerala. Photo: Vineeth Nair

A fire broke out in Kerala early on Sunday morning. At least 102 people have been in killed in the blast with over 350 injured.

As the fireworks and pyrotechnics display was coming to a close at 3 am, an explosion is suspected to have occurred at the storeroom 'Kambapuram' filled with crackers and pyrotechnics materials, police said. Photo/Vineet Nair

As the fireworks and pyrotechnics display was coming to a close at 3 am, an explosion is suspected to have occurred at the storeroom 'Kambapuram' filled with crackers and pyrotechnics materials, police said. Photo: Vineet Nair

The fireworks and pyrotechnics display was coming to a close at 3 am, the explosion is suspected to have occurred at the storeroom 'Kambapuram' filled with crackers and pyrotechnics materials, police said. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy termed as "unprecedented" and "alarming" the situation at the Puttingal Devi temple.

Pile of fireworks found at the site of the accident. Photo: Vineeth Nair

Pile of fireworks found at the site of the accident. Photo: Vineeth Nair

Eye witnesses told television channels that the accident took place at 3.30 am. The sound of the explosion in the store-room was heard in around two-km radius of the temple, they said.

Rescue operations are in full swing. Photo: Vineeth Nair

Rescue operations are in full swing. Photo: Vineeth Nair

District Collector Shinamol, who visited the spot, said evacuation and rescue operations were going on full-swing. People trapped in the concrete structure, which was completely destroyed in the mishap, were taken out, police said.

Over 350 people have been injured. Photo: Vineeth Nair

Over 350 people have been injured. Photo: Vineeth Nair

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The government would extend treatment facilities to the injured persons in the hospitals preferred by their relatives, said Chief Minister Oomen Chandy.

Rescue operations are going on at the blast site. Photo: Vineeth Nair

Rescue operations are going on at the blast site. Photo: Vineeth Nair

The injured have been rushed to Trivandrum Medical College in the State capital and five persons died after being brought there.

First Published On : Apr 10, 2016 12:07 IST

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