Kollam temple fire

explosion and fire after firework celebrations

On 10 April 2016 at around 3:30 am Indian Standard Time, there was an explosion and fire at the Puttingal Temple in Paravur, Kollam, Kerala, India. The incident happened when firework celebrations went out of control. More than 100 people were killed. More than 350 were injured, some with severe burns.[1] The temple did not have permission from Kerala Government authorities to do a competitive fireworks display.[2]


  1. "Fireworks Show in Kerala Goes Awry; 107 Killed". TheHindu.com. Retrieved Apr 12, 2016.
  2. "Competitive Fireworks May Have Led to Kollam Temple Fire". NDTV. Retrieved Apr 12, 2016.