Duke of Cambridge Prince William yesterday expressed grief over the fire mishap at a temple in Kerala's Kollam district, in which over a hundred people were killed.
"Before I begin, Catherine (Kate) 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," William said at the Bollywood gala night at the iconic Taj Palace Hotel here.
William, along with his wife Kate Middleton attended a glittering reception alongside some of the biggest names in business and Bollywood.
In one of the worst tragedies to hit Kerala, at least 106 people were killed and 383 injured in a devastating fire that engulfed the 100-year-old Puttingal Devi Temple complex near here during an unauthorised display of fireworks yesterday.
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