83 persons have died and 300 injured due to an explosion caused during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple in Paravur, Kerala. The incident took place at around 3.30 AM on Sunday, April 10.
The PM has termed the incident as a unfortunate tragedy and says that he will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation.
The centre is likely to announce financial assistance to the the victims. The centre will also provide all assistance to the Kerala administration which is coping with this difficult situation.The Health Minister, J P Nadda will also accompany the PM.
Meanwhile, people thronged both the accident site and the hospitals in which the injured are being treated.
The hospital authorities had a difficult time at first in coping with the incident since they were short staffed considering it was a Sunday. However the situation is now under control and all staff have been called back on duty to assist in treating the injured.
The victims are being treated at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college and the Kollam District Hospital where the injured are being treated. Additional police personnel have been posted to ensure that the situation does not get out of control.
The hospital staff say that they will ensure that all those injured are given equal attention.
The task is tough, but we will manage it say the hospital authorities.