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Minor siblings yet to come to terms over loss of parents

Kollam FIre tragedy: Minor siblings yet to come to terms over loss of parents
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Kishore and his elder sister Krishna, studying in seventh and ninth standards respectively, have only their aged grandmother to support them.


"My dream was to become a doctor," Krishna, who is also an artist and has pictures drawn by her in her small house, told television channels.


"But now with our parents gone I do not know if my dream will come true," she said. Her younger brother Krishna is a big fan of Bollywood films and wants to be an actor when he grows up, she said.


Their grandmother, Sarasamma, said "I am old and do not know how long I will live. Someone should help us." The parents--Bency and Baby Girija--were running a makeshift tea stall near the temple and both were killed in the explosion during the fireworks display.


Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who chaired a high-level meeting today to discuss matters relating to the tragedy and treatment related matters to the patients, has assured that the government would take a decision on adopting the two children after getting a report from the revenue officials.


The accident at the 100-year-old Puttingal Devi Temple complex occurred during an unauthorised display of fireworks early Sunday morning after a spark from a firecracker fell on the storehouse containing crackers, triggering explosions.

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