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Chennai road mishap: Seven more succumbs to injuries, death toll rises to 14

The toll in the road mishap near Jayakondam here has risen to 14 with seven more persons succumbing to injuries, police said today.



Chennai: The toll in the road mishap near Jayakondam here has risen to 14 with seven more persons succumbing to injuries, police said today.

An official release in Chennai said in all 14 persons were killed and 11 injured when the mini-van they were travelling in collided with a lorry at a village near Udayarpalayam in this district yesterday.

Ariyalur Police said of the injured, three persons died last night while four succumbed to injuries early this morning.

The occupants of the van were returning home after attending a condolence meet at Katchiperumal village when the mishap occurred, they said.

Expressing grief over the deaths, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced a solatium of Rs one lakh to be given to the kin of the deceased from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

Jayalalithaa issued ordered to Thanjavur district administration along with hospital authorities to offer good treatment to those hospitalised, a release from the Chief Minister office said.

She announced that Rs 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured while Rs 25,000 to those who suffered minor injuries from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, the release added. 

From Zee News

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