Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today expressed grief over the Puttingal Devi Temple fire tragedy in Kollam.

In a condolence message, Mehbooba said she was deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the major fire that broke out in Puttingal Devi Temple Complex, in Kerala. At least 100 persons were killed and over 350 were injured in the fire which broke out early today.


The Chief Minister conveyed her condolences to the families who lost their beloved ones in the tragedy. She also prayed for speedy recovery to those injured in the incident. She also expressed grief over the death of six persons in a bus accident in Doda district and conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families.

She wished speedy recovery to those injured in the mishap and directed the divisional administration to immediately airlift the seriously injured to GMC Jammu for best possible treatment. In a condolence message, the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh conveyed his condolences over the Puttingal Temple tragedy and expressed solidarity with the people of Kerala.

He also conveyed sympathies to the families of those killed in the Doda bus accident and also hoped for speedy recovery of those injured.