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Grief and shock in Hyderabad

Last updated on: September 3, 2009 

Andhra Pradesh mourns YSR's death

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The untimely death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy has plunged the state into mourning.

After receiving the tragic news, hundreds of Congress workers gathered at the official residence of Dr Reddy at Begumpet.
Many of the CM's supporters, inconsolable in their grief, wept openly.

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Image: Congress workers gather at YSR's residence
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The chief minister was killed in a helicopter crash in the dense Nallamalla forest.

Across the state, stunned supporters poured out into the streets to express their grief.

 


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The chief minister's welfare schemes had made him immensely popular and the 'YSR factor' was widely credited for the party's stupendous performance in the assembly and Lok Sabha polls in AP.

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The tricolour was hoisted at half-mast atop the state secretariat in Hyderabad. The state has announced five-day mourning for the late CM.

Image: The national flag hoisted at half-mast
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Senior police officials of the state visited the residence of CM's Chief Security Officer Joh Wesley, who was also killed in the helicopter crash, to express their condolences to his family.

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The family members of co-pilot M S Reddy, who was killed in the helicopter crash, mourn his demise.


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The grief-struck family members of Principal Secretary P Subramanyam, who died in the chopper crash, at his Hyderabad residence.


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