Tamil Nadu: Two die at Jayalalithaa’s Salem rally due to heat

  • IANS, Salem
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2016 09:31 IST
Supporters of Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa at an election campaign. (PTI)

Two people died due to the heat and exhaustion at an election rally in Salem, Tamil Nadu addressed by chief minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday.

With this, the death toll at the AIADMK general secretary’s election meetings has touched four. On April 11, two people lost their lives at a rally addressed by Jayalalithaa.

“2 ppl died at CM’s afternoon rally in Salem due to heat & exhaustion. ADMK sacrificing lives of TN ppl for comfort of its leader,” DMK Treasurer M K Stalin tweeted.

While Jayalalithaa began her speech around 4 pm at Salem, around 340 km from state capital Chennai, two people became unwell and were taken to a government hospital where they were declared dead.

According to police, they were identified as S Pachiannan and M Periyasamy.

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