Kollam inferno: Nawaz Sharif calls up PM Modi, offers condolences

Kollam inferno: Nawaz Sharif calls up PM Modi, offers condolences

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-04-11 09:37 New Delhi: Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered his condolences over the Kollam inferno in Kerala which charred around 105 people. "Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif calls PM @narendramodi, conveys condolences on #KollamFire tragedy in Kerala," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. In response, Prime Minister Modi thanked Sharif and also 'expressed his deep condolences on the loss of life and damage due to quake in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa', Swarup said. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan in a statement expressed deep condolences on the tragedy and wished early recovery to all the injured people. "The people and the government of Pakistan express their deep condolences on the loss of precious lives, resulting from fire breakout in the temple in South Kerala, India. Our sympathies are with the bereaved families. We wish early recovery to all injured people," the statement said. At least 105 people were charred to death in a fire accident at Puttingal temple during a festival at Paravur in Kollam district early this morning. 350 people have been injured and admitted to various hospitals. Earlier, at least three people were killed in Buner area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after an earthquake an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia. (ANI)