More than 60 killed in fire in temple in south India


NEW DELHI (AP) — A top official says more than 60 people have died in a massive fire that broke out in temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

State Home Minister Ramesh Chennitala says more than 60 people have died and 150 others have been injured in the fire.

He says the fire was started by firecrackers stored in the temple.

The temple was crowded as people were celebrating a festival and the firework display was a major attraction.

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