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TN govt announces Rs 1 lakh compensation

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.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2011 15:22 IST

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 here 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.