TN CM aid to families of missing fishermen

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Chennai, Jul 5 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today announced an assistance of Rs one lakh each to the families of seven fishermen, who were reported missing after they ventured into the sea.

An official release said fishermen -- Manivannan, Arumugam, Satish, Vaithiyalingam, Kaliyaperumal, Ramaiyan and Shenbagan -- hailing from Akkarapettai village in Nagapattinam district had not yet returned to the shore.

Despite efforts by the Fisheries Department and the Coast Guard, they could not be traced.

Expressing his anguish over the missing fishermen, Mr Karunanidhi, taking into account their financial situation, ordered an assistance of Rs one lakh each to their families from the Chief Minister's Public Relief fund.


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