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280 persons died of ‘shock’ over Jayalalithaa’s demise so far, claims AIADMK

The party condoled their death and announced a welfare fund of Rs three lakh each to families of the deceased.

Jaya unwell Updated: Dec 10, 2016 14:47 IST
PTI, Chennai
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Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman attend a prayer ceremony at the AIADMK party office in Mumbai, India, December 6, 2016.(Reuters)

The ruling AIADMK released a list of 203 deceased persons on Saturday, saying they died of “shock” over the demise of party supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, taking the total number of deaths in this regard to 280.

The party headquarters released the list containing the names of 203 such deceased persons from different parts of the state, including Chennai, Vellore, Tiruvallore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Erode and Tirupur districts.

The party condoled their death and announced a welfare fund of Rs 3 lakh each to families of the deceased.

Earlier, the party had said that 77 persons had died of shock and grief following Jayalalithaa’s death and announced a similar sum as relief to the dead persons’ families.

The number of people having died of shock over Jayalalithaa’s death stands at 280 now.

Hospitalised on September 22 and having suffered a cardiac arrest on December 4, the 68-year-old chief minister passed away the next day.

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First Published: Dec 10, 2016 14:33 IST