Nepalese PM offers condolences to Kollam inferno victims

At least 109 people were charred to death while 383 others injured in a fire accident at Puttingal temple during a festival at Paravur in Kollam district early on Sunday morning.

New Delhi: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has condoled the loss of lives in the devastating fire at the Puttingal temple in Kerala`s Kollam district.

The Nepalese Prime Minister spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and offered his condolences.

"Nepal PM Shri KP Oli spoke to PM @narendramodi & expressed condolences on the loss of lives caused by the fire at a temple in Kollam, Kerala," the official twitter handle of the Prime Minister Office said in a tweet.

 

At least 109 people were charred to death while 383 others injured in a fire accident at Puttingal temple during a festival at Paravur in Kollam district early on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took stock of the inferno on Sunday, sought a detailed report from the state administration as to how the fire broke out and caused damage to life and property on such a large scale.

 

After taking stock of the situation in Kollam, Prime Minister Modi said that he had assured Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of complete aid from the Centre and added that assistance would be provided if the serious patients need to be shifted to Mumbai or New Delhi for further treatment.