All rules were violated in Kerala temple fireworks: Expert

Kollam (Kerala) April 11 (IANS) A day after the fire tragedy claimed 112 lives, Chief Controller of Explosives Sudarshan Kamal has said all rules were violated in holding the fireworks display at the Puttingal Devi temple in Kerala’s coastal town of Paravur.

Kamal and his team of officials from Nagpur arrived at the devastated temple site on Monday.

The officials went around the place inspecting the debris and also collected samples which could throw a light on the nature of the explosives used for the fireworks display.

“All the rules related to use of explosives have been violated. More details can be revealed only after all the tests are conducted,” Kamal told reporters at the temple site.

It was early Sunday that the fireworks show at the temple set off a huge fire, in which 112 people were killed and over 350 injured, many of them critically.

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