Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that an amount of Rs 2 lakh would be paid as compensation to the next of the kin of each of the dead in the Kollam temple fire. Over 100 people have been killed in the fire.
The Prime Minister also announced compensation of Rs 50,000 for each of the injured in the tragedy that occurred early on Sunday morning.
Expressing deep anguish and shock over the disaster, he directed the Indian Air Force to ferry the injured to hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram for treatment.
The Prime Minister also decided to visit the temple town for taking stock of the situation and meet the injured.