Kollam (Ker), Apr 10: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today visited the site of the fire tragedy at the Puttingal Devi temple near here in which 100 persons were killed and over 380 injured.(Also Read: Kollam Temple Fire tragedy: President Pranab Mukherjee expresses grief over incident)
Gandhi was accompanied by senior congress leader, A K Antony and state Home Minister, Ramesh Chennithala. The party vice-president enquired about the incident while going round the site. He later visited the Kollam district hospital where the injured have been admitted to.
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 near here during a display of fireworks, for which no permission had been granted by the authorities.