Reddy, Naidu condole death of Sabarimala pilgrims

Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 17:10

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy and Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu
on Saturday expressed shock and grief over the death of over 102
Ayyappa devotees in a stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala.

Preliminary information reaching here said 18 of the
deceased were devotees from Andhra Pradesh.

The Chief Minister directed the state government
officials to get in touch with their counterparts in Kerala to
bring the bodies of the deceased to the state and extend
required medical aid to those injured.

A help desk has been opened in the state Secretariat here
for co-ordinating relief measures.

Principal Secretary (Political) R M Gonela informed that
the Kerala government has been requested to extend all
required help, while efforts were on to secure full details
related to devotees hailing from AP who were killed or injured
in the tragic incident.

Chandrababu wanted the state government to immediately
send a team of officials to Kerala to monitor the situation
and bring the bodies of deceased to the state. He urged the
Kerala government to improve facilities in and around
Sabarimalai to ensure that such incidents did not recur in
future.

The Chief Minister directed the state government
officials to get in touch with their counterparts in Kerala to
bring the bodies of the deceased to the state and extend
required medical aid to those injured.

A help desk has been opened in the state Secretariat here
for co-ordinating relief measures.

Principal Secretary (Political) R M Gonela informed that
the Kerala government has been requested to extend all
required help, while efforts were on to secure full details
related to devotees hailing from AP who were killed or injured
in the tragic incident.

Chandrababu wanted the state government to immediately
send a team of officials to Kerala to monitor the situation
and bring the bodies of deceased to the state. He urged the
Kerala government to improve facilities in and around
Sabarimalai to ensure that such incidents did not recur in
future.



First Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 17:10

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