TN govt announces Rs 1 lakh each for next of kin of victims

Chennai, Jan 15 (PTI) Tamil Nadu government todayannounced Rs one lakh each as compensation to the next of thekin of the stampede victims from the state who died atPulumedu in Kerala.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi expressed hiscondolences to families of the victims of the tragedy anddirected that compensation be paid from the Chief Minister''sGeneral Relief Fund, a state government release here said.

He also announced Rs 25,000 be paid to the injured anddirected the Theni district collector to rush required medicalassistance and ambulances to the accident spot, the releasesaid.

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