Unexploded explosives found, Puttingal temple authorities booked

Kollam (Kerala) : Unexploded explosives have been found at the site of Puttingal temple fire, which claimed 83 lives and left more than 350 injured.
A case has been registered against the Puttingal temple authorities in this connection.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be arriving here at 3p.m, asked for the mobilisation of Air Force and Navy assets to assist in the rescue and relief operation.

The Prime Minister, who will land directly here with a team of burn specialist doctors, instructed that no official welcome protocols should be followed on his arrival here.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has convened an emergency cabinet meeting here at 3p.m.

Meanwhile, the Indian Navy also joined the rescue operation, dispatching one Dornier, two Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) and medical teams from Garuda Naval Air station near Kochi. (ANI)