Fireworks Go Wrong at Kerala Temple in Southern India, Killing Many

April 10, 2016 5:59 AM

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Fireworks Go Wrong at Kerala Temple in Southern India, Killing Many

MUMBAI, India — A series of explosions early Sunday caused by a fireworks display during a religious festival at a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala left 86 people dead and hundreds more injured, the local authorities said.

P. T. Chacko, a spokesman for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of Kerala, said that the fireworks display had been specifically forbidden by district officials but that the temple had gone ahead anyway.

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