Bengaluru, April 10: Karnataka government today said it would send a 10-member medical team with drugs and blood to Kollam in Kerala to provide relief to victims of the tragedy at Puttingal Devi temple complex in which 102 people were killed.
"As an immediate relief measure, on the directions from the Chief Minister, we have decided to send in a medical team, medicines and blood to Kerala," Health Minister U T Khader said here.
He said state government officials are in touch with Kerala and the Central government and that the government would be sending additional help, based on the requirements The team will comprise doctors and paramedical staff.
Khader said, "We are ready to send more specialist doctors and counsellors after getting to know about the ground situation from the Kerala officials." The Minister said he has already spoken to his Kerala counterpart about the situation.
102 people were killed and over 280 injured in a major fire that broke out in the complex early this morning during a display of fireworks.