Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the temple fire in Kollam, Kerala that has claimed over 100 lives so far. Naidu, in a statement, said it was very unfortunate that such a grave mishap occurred in a temple.
Condoling the deaths, he prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.
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The explosion that occurred on Sunday at a store room filled with crackers and pyrotechnic material during festivities at the Puttingal Devi temple at Paravoor near Kollam, has claimed at least 100 lives and left over a hundred injured.