13 Arrested in Connection With Fireworks Explosion at Temple in India

April 12, 2016 12:09 PM

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13 Arrested in Connection With Fireworks Explosion at Temple in India

NEW DELHI — Thirteen people have been arrested in connection with the explosions that killed more than 100 during a fireworks display at a temple in southern India over the weekend, The Press Trust of India said on Tuesday.

T. F. Xavier, a police superintendent for Kerala, the state where the disaster occurred, said seven were officials at the Puttingal temple in the coastal district of Kollam, which hosted the fireworks display to celebrate the start of the new year on the Hindu calendar. The death toll from the blast...

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