TN govt announces Rs 1 lakh each for next of kin of victims

Tamil Nadu government announced Rs one lakh each as compensation to the next of the kin of the stampede victims from the state who died at Pulumedu in Kerala.

Updated: Jan 15, 2011, 17:13 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Saturday
announced Rs one lakh each as compensation to the next of the
kin of the stampede victims from the state who died at
Pulumedu in Kerala.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi expressed his
condolences to families of the victims of the tragedy and
directed that compensation be paid from the Chief Minister`s
General Relief Fund, a state government release said.

He also announced Rs 25,000 be paid to the injured and
directed the Theni district collector to rush required medical
assistance and ambulances to the accident spot, the release
said.

PTI