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Belarus' President expresses condolences over tragic fire in India

The number of victims of the blaze in India has risen to 109 people. Almost 380 are hospitalized. Many victims are in critical condition. Fire experts continue to work at the scene.

News agencies report that the district administration, where the incident occurred, had not given permission for a festival with fireworks.

The fire started in the temple the day before, when one of the firecrackers fell on the roof of a warehouse with fireworks. This caused an explosion and the collapse of several buildings.

President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, on behalf of our people and personally expressed his condolences to the head of India Pranab Mukherjee, the families and friends of the victims.

President Lukashenko expresses condolences over tragic fire in India