More than 70 killed in fire in temple in south India

April 10, 2016 3:10 AM

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The death toll climbed past 70 in a fire that broke out in a southern Indian temple early Sunday, trapping hundreds of worshippers, a top official said.

At least 200 more were injured as flames closed in the Puttingal temple in Kollam city during a festival, State Home Minister Ramesh Chennitala said. Many were taken to Kollam General Hospital or Trivandrum Medical College Hospital, India Today reported.

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