Fireworks disaster kills 105, injures 500

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(CNN) — Kollam, India The disaster came too quickly for Bhadran to understand what had just happened. One moment, he and two friends were celebrating at a local temple festival in the southern Indian city of Kollam. Minutes later, his two friends were dead.

“I did not know what happened,” said the 62-year-old, who gave only one name. “There was a huge fireball, and it was all over in five minutes. Once I reached the ground, there were dead bodies all around.”

The blast Sunday at the Puttingal temple killed at least 105 people and injured more than 500, authorities said.

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