Union Cabinet pays homage to victims of Kerala temple tragedy

The Union Cabinet which met here on Wednesday paid homage to those killed in the temple fire tragedy in Kollam on Sunday.

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet which met here on Wednesday paid homage to those killed in the temple fire tragedy in Kollam on Sunday.

The meeting of the Union Cabinet began with a two-minute silence in memory of the fire victims, a statement said.

The accident at the 100-year-old Puttingal Devi Temple complex occurred during an unauthorised display of fireworks early Sunday morning after a spark from a firecracker fell on the storehouse containing crackers, triggering explosions and leaving 110 people dead.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had visited Kollam in Kerala after the incident.

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