was a real black day for Kollam people, with accidental
explosion occurred during a competitive fireworks in the
famous temple of Poottingal as part of yearly ritual.
accident happened around 3.15am during
the firework procession, which was conducted despite the stay by
local complainant, followed by loss of power supply in the area which prevented
the local people to understand the depth of the tragedy.
real rescue work started around 6am, and police force and local people
started shifting people to various hospitals in and around Kollam in a very bad
shape. Almost all of the bodies are mutilated which made the district medical
officers job very difficult to conduct post mortem examination.
operations for the injured was done in an effective manner with private &
public hospitals contributed their service in a flawless manner. Till now 110
people are declared dead of which only 50 bodies are identified and handed over
may not be the right number of death considering the popularity of event
across Kerala and the state in which body parts are retrieved from the area.
Total number of injured, some of them in a very bad shape, is around 300 as per
the latest report which can go much high in view of heaviness of the blast and
now post mortem of around 75 is completed in Kollam district hospital in an
appreciable manner & effective triage system that is called in to action in
the district hospital though there was shortage of space.
rescue system in Kollam worked harmoniously in the wee hours
of Sunday which is widely appreciated by media and public.
herculean task in front of medical fraternity now is to bring in more
service personal in the field of blast injury management and genetic
identification of remaining 40 body parts.
is an eye opener event to ban this sort of fireworks, which make the lives of
innocent people at stake.
involved actively at the site by providing enough man and expertise power
to tide over the crisis.
National Immediate Past President Dr A Marthanda Pillai sir visited the site
along with director of health services to tide over the crisis and boost the
morale of rescue workers.
IMA leaders also expressed their willingness to provide whatever needed in such
situation, including supply of required blood which is the backbone of recovery
in case of blast injuries.
in this field are now here to look after the victims, who accompanied our
Prime Minister and central Health Minister which really added impetus
to the rescue work.
IMA is planning to go to court to ban this sort of cultural activities which
can cause such heart-breaking incidents in future
deep hearted prayers for those fighting for their lives,,,,,,,,,