Pakistan offers condolence over deaths in Indian temple fire

According to a foreign office statement, “Our sympathies are with the bereaved families. We wish early recovery to all injured people.”

A major explosion and fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing at least 102 people after thousands of families and others had gathered for a fireworks display.

More than 280 others were injured in the fire that engulfed the Hindu temple complex in Kerala state, where crowds had built up during the night for a festival that boasted the fireworks show.

Local residents were photographed carrying the bloodied and injured in their arms from the site, while a man whose bloodied hand was heavily bandaged was seen trying to calm a screaming toddler outside one hospital.