Saturday, 9 April 2016

Kerala temple fire: Death toll rises to 102; case registered

The tragedy struck due to a firework display which caused the blaze at the Puttingal temple in the coastal town of Paravur located about 60 kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Stay with the live updates.

Home minister Ramesh Chennithala, who visited the spot, said 40 bodies have been identified.

11:01 AM (IST), Apr 10

11:00 AM (IST), Apr 10

Rahul Gandhi to visit Puttingal temple today, will meet injured

10:49 AM (IST), Apr 10

Rescue operations: One additional Dornier and two Chetaks also being pressed in for Kollam by the Navy

10:46 AM (IST), Apr 10

Revealed: Permission was denied for fireworks at temple

10:45 AM (IST), Apr 10

Kerala fire: Case registered against temple authorities

10:44 AM (IST), Apr 10

Naval ships INS Kabra, Kalpeni with medical stores being sailed to kollam in a while. INS Sunayna too being sailed

10:37 AM (IST), Apr 10

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Firewroks display, an annual event at Puttingal temple

Every year, the temple holds a competitive fireworks display, with different groups putting on successive light shows for thousands of devotees gathered for the last day of a seven-day festival honoring the goddess Bhadrakali.
10:33 AM (IST), Apr 10

Trivandrum central control room- 0471 2528300, Kollam control room- 0474 2794002, Toll free no: 1077

10:29 AM (IST), Apr 10

Dynamite sticks found at the site of Puttingal temple

10:27 AM (IST), Apr 10

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock and grief over the temple fire at Kollam in Kerala

10:21 AM (IST), Apr 10

Update: Toll rises to 102

10:18 AM (IST), Apr 10

PM Modi has asked for mobilization of Air Force and Navy assets in the area to assist in rescue and relief

10:18 AM (IST), Apr 10

No official welcome protocols should be followed on his arrival, says PM Modi

10:17 AM (IST), Apr 10

​A team of burn specialist doctors also traveling with PM Modi to Kerala, PM will land directly at Kollam

10:16 AM (IST), Apr 10

Navy joins rescue operations

Indian Navy joins in rescue operations, 1 dornier and 2 ALHs with medical teams, dispatched from Garuda Naval Air station near Kochieration
10:11 AM (IST), Apr 10

Case registered against temple authorities and explosive licensees in Kollam temple mishap: PTI

10:10 AM (IST), Apr 10

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss of lives at Puttingal temple at Paravaur in Kerala

10:01 AM (IST), Apr 10

No permission was given to the temple authorities for the firework display

09:58 AM (IST), Apr 10

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy convenes an urgent Cabinet meeting at 3 pm in Kollam

09:57 AM (IST), Apr 10

Arranging helicopters to airlift victims: PM Modi

09:46 AM (IST), Apr 10

Puttingal temple fire: Watch how the tragedy struck

09:43 AM (IST), Apr 10

PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia to the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to critically injured: ANI

09:35 AM (IST), Apr 10
Spoke to PM & Union HM have requested helicopters to shift seriously injured victims to hospitals in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala CM
09:19 AM (IST), Apr 10

BJP president Amit Shah cancels all his public programmes scheduled in Kerala today, will visit Kollam later in the day

09:19 AM (IST), Apr 10

Kerala temple fire helpline numbers: 0474 2512344, 9497960778, 9497930869

09:18 AM (IST), Apr 10

09:13 AM (IST), Apr 10

Rescue operations by Air Force underway. Four helicopters, including Mi-17 and Advanced Light Helic Copter from Sulur (Coimbatore), being used

09:08 AM (IST), Apr 10

Fire at temple in Kollam is heart-rending and shocking: PM Modi

09:05 AM (IST), Apr 10

Fire tragedy: Centre assures aid to Kerala

09:02 AM (IST), Apr 10
Home minister directed me to extend all possible help, 4 NDRF teams on stand by in Chennai
09:00 AM (IST), Apr 10

83 dead and 350 injured in Kollam temple fire mishap, says home ministry spokesperson

08:57 AM (IST), Apr 10

PM Modi will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation

08:55 AM (IST), Apr 10

Fire at Puttingal temple under control; 75 dead, over 250 injured

08:55 AM (IST), Apr 10

Death toll of massive fire at Puttingal temple, Kollam (Kerala) rises to 83: ANI

08:53 AM (IST), Apr 10

Giving all possible support to injured: Kerala health minister

08:51 AM (IST), Apr 10
My heartfelt condolences to the families of those who died in Kollam accident. My prayers are with the injured.
Rajnath Singh, Union home minister
08:49 AM (IST), Apr 10

NDRF men to be deployed for speedy rescue

08:48 AM (IST), Apr 10

Kerala temple fire helpline numbers: 0474 2512344, 949760778, 949730869

08:46 AM (IST), Apr 10

Building at the temple compound where material for firework were stored

08:45 AM (IST), Apr 10

PM Modi has asked health minister JP Nadda to immediately reach the site of the fire tragedy at Kollam

08:43 AM (IST), Apr 10
Spoke to CM Oommen Chandy about the fire at a temple in Kollam. Arranging for immediate shifting of those critically injured via helicopter.
Narendra Modi, PM
08:38 AM (IST), Apr 10

CM Oommen Chandy spoke to PM Narendra Modi and requested cental assistance for rescue operation

08:35 AM (IST), Apr 10

State writes to Election Commission

State chief secretary has been asked to write a letter to the Election Commission for necessary sanction to exclude the treatment facilities to the injured from the ambit of the Election Code of Conduct.
08:32 AM (IST), Apr 10

08:31 AM (IST), Apr 10
Rescue operation at the mishap spot is over...The next main focus of the government is to provide best treatment to the injured
Oommen Chandy, Kerala CM
08:28 AM (IST), Apr 10

A control room has been opened by the district administration. People can call on this helpline number — 04742512344 — for information.

08:23 AM (IST), Apr 10

Blaze at Puttingal temple triggered by fire crackers

08:19 AM (IST), Apr 10

District collector of Kollam is convening a meeting of police officers following which further course of action will be decided

08:18 AM (IST), Apr 10

08:14 AM (IST), Apr 10

83 injured people admitted to Trivandrum medical college and 13 bodies have been brought here, says VS Sivakumar, Kerala health minister

08:12 AM (IST), Apr 10
We are giving all possible support to the injured people
VS Sivakumar, Kerala health minister
08:05 AM (IST), Apr 10

Massive fire at Kerala's Puttingal temple

08:02 AM (IST), Apr 10

08:01 AM (IST), Apr 10
A comprehensive probe will be conducted into the incident. Adequate compensation would be given to the victims of the accident after consulting with the Election Commission
State home minister Ramesh Chennithala
07:51 AM (IST), Apr 10

07:48 AM (IST), Apr 10

Kerala home minister Ramesh Chennithala said the fire broke out at 3:30am on Sunday. He announced financial assistance to the dead and the injured and said judicial probe would be ordered soon.

07:43 AM (IST), Apr 10

Injured are being taken to Trivandrum Medical College

07:31 AM (IST), Apr 10

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More pictures of fire at Puttingal temple in Kerala

07:14 AM (IST), Apr 10

Massive fire at Puttingal temple in Kollam (Kerala)

07:10 AM (IST), Apr 10

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