Kollam fire tragedy: Cars loaded with explosives found near temple premises

| Monday, April 11, 2016 - 17:03
First Published |
Puttingal temple fire

Kollam: A day after Kerala woke to its biggest tragedy which took place on Saturday night after Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravur caught fire; Newsx has been investigating all the different facets of this tragedy. 
NewsX tracks down the godown of Surendar, one of the contractors of fireworks who had manufactured and stored about 10,000 kg of fireworks. It was also found that the man who was responsible for the tragedy was absconding. The godown is in a deep interior village of Mudukkal  in Trivandrum.
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However, while the probe in this matter is on, the police have seized 3 cars fully loaded with explosives near the temple premises. Hunt is on for identifying the owners of the car.

The Puttingal Devi Temple officials had ignored warnings and flouted clear orders from the district administration of the temple. This is what is believed to have caused this massive tragedy where around 109 people lost their lives and almost 400 were injured. 

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