TN: 8 killed in rains, Jaya announces solatium

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 18:09

Chennai: Eight persons were killed in heavy
Northeast monsoon rains across Tamil Nadu, following which
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced a Rs 2
lakh solatium to each of their families.

The Chief Minister condoled their death and announced a
compensation to the eight persons from Tiruvannamalai,
Tiruchirapalli, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Pudukottai, Namakkal
and Kanchipuram districts who were killed in rains yesterday,
an official release said.

The release also announced a Rs 2 lakh solatium to Grade II
constable R Karthik of Armed Police XIV battalion in
Ramanathapuram district who was electrocuted while on duty on
November 25.

Meanwhile in Rameswaram, State Textiles Minister
S Sundarajan and Ramanathapuram District Collector Arunroy
visited the flood-affected areas in the island to assess the
situation following 152.2mm of rain last night.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 18:09

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