14-year-old boy dies; Kerala temple toll now 112

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Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) The toll in the Kerala temple fire rose to 112 on Tuesday, after a 14-year-old boy died at a hospital here, officials said.

The teenager named Sabari was undergoing treatment at the Medical College Hospital here after being injured during the fireworks explosions at the Puttingal Devi temple in Kerala’s coastal town of Paravur on Sunday.

“Sabari had suffered 90 percent burns and was on ventilator support in the intensive care unit. He passed away at 6.45 p.m,” said officials.

This was the third death at the hospital on Tuesday, while the condition of another four here and 20 at hospitals in Kollam continue to be serious.

The condition of around 300 other people, undergoing treatment in about a dozen hospitals at Kollam, has improved.

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