"Shaken by the tragic news of Kollam (temple). Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected. May God give us strength and resolve to bear this loss," he tweeted.
At least 96 people were killed and over 300 injured when celebratory fireworks led to a massive fire at Paravur town's Puttingal temple, about 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram.(IANS)