Thiruvananthapuram, April 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the injured victims of Kollam temple fire tragedy. The injured being treated at Thiruvananthapuram Medical Care are under serious condition. Modi met the team of doctors who are treating the patients. He was appraised about the condition of victims. Doctors are striving hard to keep some of them alive. Considering the grave situation, Modi offered Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy central assistance to shift the victims to metropolitan cities – Mumbai and Delhi.Also Read - Kerala Extends Lockdown By 1 Week, Worship Places To Reopen With Entry of 15 People Only
“I visited the site and the hospital today, my sympathies are with the kin of the deceased people. I have told Chief Minister that Government of India will help if patients need to be shifted to Mumbai or Delhi,” Modi said after visiting the Intensive Burn unit of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical Care hospital. Also Read - 'Luckiest Man': Kerala Man Miraculously Escapes Being Hit by Speeding Vehicle, Video Goes Viral | Watch
“I visited the site of Puttingal temple. The destruction is horrifying. No one could had imagined that death would strike in such a manner. Difficult to express the painful accident in Puttingal. People even at a distance of 200 metres got injured,” Modi added. Also Read - A Hero in Life & Death: Family of 27-Year-Old Brain Dead Kerala Man Donates His Organs, Saves 8 Lives
Modi was received at the hospital by BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram, cricketer S Sreesanth. However, Modi went inside the hospital with none of the party members. He was accompanied only state government officials including CM Oommen Chandy.
Soon after Modi, Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi visited the hospital to meet the injured victims.