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Jayalalithaa’s demise: Shock death toll reaches 470, claims AIADMK

AIADMK had announced that Rs 3 lakh will be given in aid to the families of all deceased.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
December 11, 2016 11:32:04 am
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AIADMK on Sunday said that a total of 470 people had died after the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa. The party said these people were unable to bear the death of Amma. AIADMK had on Saturday announced that Rs 3 lakh will be given in aid to the families of all deceased.

On Saturday, they had released a list of 203 deceased persons, saying they died of “shock” over the demise of party supremo J Jayalalithaa on December 5, taking the number of toll in this regard to 280. The deceased persons were 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.

Hospitalised on September 22, Jayalalithaa was under treatment for almost three months. She suffered a major cardiac arrest on December 4 and passed away the next day.

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