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248 died 'shocked' by Karuna's death: DMK

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August 28, 2018 16:33


The DMK today said as many as 248 party workers died, 'shocked' by the death of party patriarch M Karunanidhi and announced a solatium of Rs 2 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. -- PTI

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