Kollam Temple Fire: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs, to visit site

April 10, 2016 11:05 am | Updated November 17, 2021 02:33 am IST - New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced Rs. 2 lakh each as compensation for the next of the kin of the dead in Kollam temple fire in which more than 100 people have been killed.

He also announced Rs. 50,000 each for the injured in the tragedy that occurred early this morning in Puttingal Devi Temple near Kollam town.

Expressing deep anguish and shock over the disaster, he directed the Indian Air Force to ferry the injured to hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram for treatment.

The Prime Minister also decided to visit the temple town for taking stock of the situation and meet the injured. A team of burn specialists will accompany him. He said no protocol formalities should be observed on his arrival in Kollam.

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