Prince William, Dutchess offer condolences over Kerala temple fire

  • AP
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2016 11:13 IST
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. (Reuters Photo)

Britain’s Prince William took a moment during a gala ball to express grief over the temple fire that left more than 100 dead in Kerala.

The Duke of Cambridge was speaking at a gala ball held at Mumbai’s iconic Taj Palace Hotel, after he and his wife, Catherine, arrived for a week-long visit to the region.

PTI quoted William as saying to the guests: “Catherine and I would like to offer our condolences to all those affected by the terrible fire at the temple in Kollam. I know all of you in this room will join us in the sentiments.”

The fire, started by a fireworks display, engulfed the Puttingal temple complex early on Sunday morning. More than 100 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

(With inputs from PTI)

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