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Five injured in cracker blast at temple

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Five persons were injured, two of them seriously, when some firecrackers kept at a temporary shed near the Vellayani Devi temple in the district accidentally caught fire an

Published: 25th March 2012 09:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Five persons were injured, two of them seriously, when some firecrackers kept at a temporary shed near the Vellayani Devi temple in the district accidentally caught fire and exploded today, police said.

The firecrackers were kept in the shed in connection with the `Pongala' festival at the temple. `Vedi Vazhipadu' (lighting of firecrackers) is one of the offerings of devotees at the temple.

The injured have been admitted to the medical college hospital here.



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