India temple fire : Inquiry ordered into fireworks blast

India temple fire : Inquiry ordered into fireworks blast

India temple fire : Inquiry ordered into fireworks blast

Written by Staff Writer

11 Apr, 2016 | 6:35 am

Indian authorities have ordered a judicial inquiry into an explosion and fire at a Hindu temple in Kerala that killed more than 100 people.

Sources say that crime branch would also investigate how the temple authorities stocked fireworks without permission and the blaze happened.

Nearly 400 others were injured at the Puttingal temple in Paravur when a faulty firework fell onto a large stockpile of fireworks. A building at the temple then collapsed, causing many of the deaths.

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