New Delhi, Feb 3: A massive fire broke out at Tamil Nadu’s Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple complex on Friday. Fire officials said that the blaze started at around 10 PM last night at a toy shop inside the thousand pillar hall near the east tower of the temple. Also Read - Two Minor Siblings Killed by Mentally Unstable Man After He Set Them on Fire
According to the reports, more than 30 shops were gutted to fire. However, no injuries or casualties have been reported so far. Also Read - 1 Dead After Fire Breaks Out at Factory in Delhi's Pratap Nagar
Initial reports suggest that a short circuit triggered the fire. Devotees said that there were no fire extinguishers or fire safety systems inside the temple premises. Also Read - 6 Dead, Several Injured in Blast at Firecracker Factory Near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu
Madurai’s Collector, who immediately reached the spot, is overseeing the operation.
Further details are awaited.