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Kerala temple fire: Jaitley expresses sympathy for victims

Monday, Apr 11, 2016,11:43 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today condoled the loss of lives in the tragic fire mishap at a temple in Kerala and expressed sympathy for the victims who have suffered burn injuries.

It is an unfortunate incident. I on behalf of myself and my party express our sympathy over the loss of lives and burn injuries sustained by other victims, Jaitley said in his opening remarks at a state BJP organised media interaction at the Press Club here.

In one of the worst tragedies to hit Kerala, 100 people were killed and 383 injured in a major fire early today that engulfed the 100-year-old Puttingal Devi Temple complex at Paravoor near Kollam during a display of fireworks, for which no permission had been granted by the authorities.