Mohanlal, Suriya, Prithviraj, Khushbu, Hansika, Tamannaah Bhatia and some other celebs from South Indian film industries have expressed shock and sadness at the fire accident in a temple in Kerala's Kollam district, which has claimed the lives of more than 100 people and injured at least 350 others.
A fireworks ceremony was reportedly held as part of the annual festival of Paravur Puttingal Devi temple near Kollam at around 3:30 a.m Sunday. The sparks, which flew from the fireworks, reportedly landed on a storehouse and caused the explosion. Hundreds of the injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram.
Soon after news about the fire accident spread, several celebs took to their Twitter pages to offer prayers to the victims. Here are some celebs' comments:
Mohanlal: Deeply Saddened to hear about the firework explosion at Puttungal temple, Kollam. Helpline numbers - 0474 2512344, 9497960778, 9497930869
Suriya Sivakumar: Deeply Saddened by Kollam (quilon) temple fire accident. Pls donate blood. Pray for speedy recovery!
Tamannaah Bhatiaâ€: My Heartfelt condolences & prayers to all the victims and their families.. Deeply saddened by this tragedy..#Kollam #KeralaTempleFire
Hansika Motwani: Kollam fire accident,Heart goes out to the families .may god give us strength and resolve to bear this loss . #prayers
Soundarya Rajinikanth: My heart goes out to the affected people in paravoor temple in Kollam ... God be with them #tragedy #KeralaTempleFire
Aishwaryaa R Dhanush: My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.fireworks are getting too dangerous.very tragic. #Kollam
Prithviraj, Khushbu Sundar, Priyamani, Anjali and a host of other celebs from the Southern film industries posted the helpline numbers on their Twitter handles. They also requested their followers to donate blood for those injured and currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals in Kerala.