The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Saturday calimed that 280 had died of shock hearing of Jayalalithaa's illness and eventul death. The party had earlier released a list containing 77 names of people who reportedly died following Jayalalithaa'a death.
ஆக மொத்தம், மரணமடைந்தவர்கள் - 280 பேர்.— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 10, 2016
Going one step ahead, the party has also announced compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of each deceased. Although party spokesperson Ponnaiyan claimed that 208 people had died following Jayalalithaa's ill-health and death, the AIADMK put out 280 as the figure. This figure, the party claimed, added the previously released 77 names to the list.