Fire at Kerala's Puttingal temple leaves 84 dead

April 10, 2016 4:22 AM

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Fire at Kerala's Puttingal temple leaves 84 dead

Eighty-four people have died in a fire at Puttingal temple in Paravur in the Indian state of Kerala, police say.

The fire started about 03:30 (22:15 GMT Saturday) when an explosion was set off in a store of fireworks ready for celebrations of a local Hindu new year festival, local media reports say.

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