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    Karunanidhi no more: 2 dead, 33 injured in stampede at Rajaji Hall in Chennai

    By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Chennai, Aug 8: Two people were killed and 33 others injured in scuffle and stampede outside Rajaji Hall in Chennai where the mortal remains of Dr. M Karunanidhi have been kept.

    MK Stalin's appeal to people to maintain peace went in vain. He blamed Tamil Nadu government for 'trying to create chaos'.

    Karunanidhi no more: 2 dead, 33 injured in stampede Rajaji Hall in Chennai

    Stalin said, " Those who are in power are trying to create chaos, but you have all shown the strength of the cadres. I appeal to everyone to maintain peace."

    "I request the cadre to remain calm, I did not want anything for myself. All I want is a fitting tribute to Kalaignar, he said.

    People were seen climbing walls in an attempt to enter Rajaji Hall after Police blocked hall entrance due to huge crowds.

    DMK party workers throng Rajaji Hall

    DMK party workers throng Rajaji Hall

    DMK party workers during the funeral of DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018. Karunanidhi died yesterday after a prolonged illness. PTI photo

    Party worker faints

    Party worker faints

    A DMK party worker faints during the funeral of DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018. Karunanidhi died yesterday after a prolonged illness. PTI photo

    DMK workers mourn

    DMK workers mourn

    DMK workers mourn the death of their Party chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018. Karunanidhi died yesterday after a prolonged illness. PTI photo

    Dejected party workers

    Dejected party workers

    DMK workersmourn the death of their Party chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai on Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018. Karunanidhi died yesterday after a prolonged illness. PTI photo

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