Fireworks mishap blamed in death of more than 100 in India

April 10, 2016 6:49 PM

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Fireworks mishap blamed in death of more than 100 in India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India- The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began - an unauthorized pyrotechnic display that went horribly wrong.

Explosions and a massive fire swept rapidly through the Puttingal temple complex about 3 a.m. in the village of Paravoor, killing 102 people and injuring 380 others, officials said.

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