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Police detains five in connection with fire at Kollam temple

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Published on 11 April 2016 10:59 AM GMT

Police detains five in connection with fire at Kollam temple
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Kerala: The Kerala police have detained five people in connection with the blast at fire cracker stockpile at a Hindu temple in Kollam district of Kerala.

They are being quizzed by the police in connection with keeping the unauthorized fireworks display that sparked the massive explosion, police confirmed.

A judicial inquiry has also been ordered in the case.

Officials say the temple had been denied permission on safety grounds, but it had gone ahead under pressure from a large crowd.

Also read: Over 100 killed in fire at Puttingal temple in Kollam of Kerala

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