A terrible fire accident has struck down the Puttingal Devi temple complex in the village of Paravoor in India, killing 110 people and with more than 380 people injured at the spot when Devotees were celebrating Hindu new year.
The inferno began when a spark from the fireworks show lighted a separate batch of fireworks reserved in the temple complex, According to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the top elected official in Kerala state.
Lots of devotees ran as the first blast cut off power in the complex, And at the same time, the other explosions sent flames and debris raining down while many people were trapped.
“It wasn’t easy”, said by eye witness Krishna Das of Paravoor. “People were screaming in the dark. Ambulance sirens went off, and in the darkness, no one knew how to find their way out of the complex.” Das also said ambulances carried those that sustained injuries to hospitals within the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram, which is about 60km south of Paravoor, and also to the nearby city called Kollam.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the injured in the hospital.
Police were seriously searching for the members of the temple board and will be charged for illegal storing of explosives, culpable homicide, which is punishable with life imprisonment.