Temple tragedy: KCR expresses anguish over loss of lives

, 6:55 AM IST

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has expressed deep shock and anguish at the loss of human lives in a major fire at Puttingal Temple in Kollam district of Kerala.

The chief minister described the incident as unfortunate and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones, an official release said.

He prayed for peace of souls who died in the tragedy and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured, it said.

In one of the worst tragedies to hit Kerala, at least 106 people were killed and 383 injured in a devastating fire that engulfed the 100-year-old Puttingal Devi Temple complex near here during an unauthorised display of fireworks early today.