Bangalore: Karnataka government on Saturday
announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each to the next of kin
of 28 pilgrims from the state who died in the stampede at
Pulumedu in Kerala.
Condoling the loss of lives, Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa also said that Rs 25,000 would be paid to those
A team of state disaster management officials along
with Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje has left for Sabarimala
to assist the pilgrims from Karnataka.
Agriculture Minister Umesh Katti also left from
Belgaum district, from where 10 of the pilgrims who died in
the tragedy hailed.