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PM Sharif phones Modi, expresses shock over deaths in temple explosions

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his shock and grief over the death of 100 people as a result of explosions at a temple in Kerala, India.

A fire and explosions during a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year killed 100 people and injured more than 380 at a temple in India´s southern Kerala state on Sunday.

Thousands of devotees had packed into the Puttingal Devi temple, about 70 km from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram in the coastal district of Kollam, to watch the display that started at midnight and went on four hours.

The blaze started when a cracker fell onto a shed where the fireworks were stored, sparking a string of powerful explosions that blew the roof of the administrative block of the temple and caused another building to collapse, residents said.



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  1. Whatacountry said:

    God given oppertunity. A visit cannot be ruled out.

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