The Prime Minister and the Home Minister of the country have both spoken to the Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, and assured him of all help from the central government for dealing with the aftermath of the fire at Paravoor’s Puttingal temple at Kollam, Kerala.
On his Twitter account, Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his sadness at the news of the fire and called the event “deeply distressing”.
The news of major fire at Puttingal temple in Kollam is deeply distressing. Extremely pained over the loss of lives in the accident.— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) April 10, 2016
He also said that he had spoken to the Kerala Chief Minister, and assured him “of all possible help from the Centre.”
Spoke to Kerala CM Sh.Chandy regarding the Kollam accident who apprised me of the situation.Assured him of all possible help from the Centre— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) April 10, 2016
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on his account that he had spoken to the Kerala CM, and that he had directed Health Minister JP Nadda “to immediately reach the site of the fire tragedy in Kollam.”
Have also asked my Cabinet colleague & Health Minister @JPNadda to immediately reach the site of the fire tragedy in Kollam.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2016
The PM added that he himself would soon be arriving in Kerala himself to “take stock of the situation arising” due to the fire.
I will be reaching Kerala soon to take stock of the situation arising due to the unfortunate fire tragedy in Kollam.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 10, 2016