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
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.