Police detain five after Kerala temple fireworks blaze kills 108

April 11, 2016 7:45 AM

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India Police have detained five people after a fireworks display at a Hindu temple set off explosions and fire killing 108 people, an officer said on Monday, in one of the worst accidents at a religious festival.

Thousands of people were gathered at the temple at Kollam, Kerala on Sunday for the pyrotechnic show to mark the start of the Hindu year when sparks ignited a cache of fireworks stored inside the temple grounds.

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