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248 DMK workers died, ‘shocked’ by Karunanidhi’s death, claims DMK

DMK on Tuesday said as many as 248 party workers died, ‘shocked’ by the death of party patriarch M Karunanidhi

india Updated: Aug 28, 2018 18:02 IST
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Supporters arrive to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.
Supporters arrive to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
         

The DMK on Tuesday said as many as 248 party workers died, ‘shocked’ by the death of party patriarch M Karunanidhi and announced a solatium of Rs two lakh each to their families.

After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of Karunanidhi and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party general council meeting said.

Condoling their deaths, DMK said,”this general council resolves to provide a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each totalling Rs 4.96 crore to their families.”

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi died on August 7 here in a private hospital, after prolonged illness.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 17:33 IST