Kollam temple fire: PM Modi announces compensation

PM Modi also announced Rs 50,000 each for the injured in the tragedy that occurred early this morning in Puttingal Devi Temple near Kollam town.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 10, 2016 3:01 pm
 kerala, kerala temple fire, kollam temple fire, Puttingal Devi temple fire, Paravur temple fire, kerala temple fire updates, narendra modi, PM modi, compensation to injured, PM Modi announce compensation, india news, kerala news, latest news A huge fire broke out at Puttingal temple at Paravaur (Kollam District), Kerala early Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced Rs two lakh each as compensation for the next of the kin of the dead in Kollam temple fire in which more than 80 people have been killed.

He also announced Rs 50,000 each for the injured in the tragedy that occurred early this morning in Puttingal Devi Temple near Kollam town.

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Expressing deep anguish and shock over the disaster, he directed the Indian Air Force to ferry the injured to hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram for treatment.

The Prime Minister also decided to visit the temple town for taking stock of the situation and meet the injured.

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