Russian President Putin conveys condolences over Kollam temple fire tragedy

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin today expressed condolences to the top Indian leadership over a massive fire tragedy at a Kerala temple that left 100 people dead.

Putin expressed condolences to his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the death of a large number of people in the fire at a Hindu temple, the Kremlin press service reported.

File photo of Russian President Vladmir Putin. Reuters

File photo of Russian President Vladmir Putin. Reuters

The Russian President conveyed words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

At least 100 people have died and over 300 injured in the major explosion and fire at the Puttingal Devi Temple complex near Kollam in Kerala.

Thousands of people had gathered near the temple for a festival and to witness the fireworks show. The blaze erupted when sparks emanating from the fireworks display ignited a store room filled with crackers and pyrotechnic material.

Updated Date: Apr 10, 2016 20:18 PM

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