Solatium to mishap victims

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa  on Tuesday announced a solatium of Rs 1 lakh each to the families  of 12 persons who were killed  in a road accident in Dharmapuri distri

Published: 30th May 2012 02:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:36 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa  on Tuesday announced a solatium of Rs 1 lakh each to the families  of 12 persons who were killed  in a road accident in Dharmapuri district earlier in the day.

In a statement here, the Chief Minister said the victims were travelling atop of a mango-laden lorry, when the vehicle overturned while negotiating a curve on the ghat section.  While 10 persons were killed on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries at a hospital.  The Chief Minister expressed deep grief over the loss of lives.

Stating that 31 persons suffered injuries in the accident, she said Rs 25,000 each to the seriously injured and  Rs 10,000 each to those who suffered minor injuries would be given as assistance.

The Chief Minister  had directed the district administration and the hospital authorities to provide best of treatment to them.

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