Kollam temple fire tragedy: One booked for storing fire crackers 10 times more than permitted limit

Kollam: One person, who had allegedly stored crackers and fireworks ten times more than the permit, was on Sunday booked by police in connection with the Puttingal Dev Temple fire tragedy here.

Attingal police said they have registered a case against the licensee, Surendran, who had stored about 150 kgs o crackers and fireworks material at the storehouse without valid permission.

Indian officals stand next to bodies kept outside of a hospital as relatives try to identify victims of a huge fire at the Puttingal Devi Temple in Paravur on April 10, 2016.. AFP

Indian officals stand next to bodies kept outside of a hospital as relatives try to identify victims of a huge fire at the Puttingal Devi Temple in Paravur on April 10, 2016.. AFP

Surendran had license to store only about 15 kg, police said "It is a clear violation of license. So far no arrest have been made," police said.

Meanwhile, forensic experts, police and fire force too evidence from the accident spot In one of the worst tragedies to hit Kerala, 100 people were killed and 383 injured in the major fire that engulfed the 100-year-old Puttingal Devi Temple complex near her during a display of fireworks, for which no permission ha been granted by the authorities.


Updated Date: Apr 10, 2016 18:09 PM

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