248 died, ‘shocked‘ by Karunanidhi‘s death: DMK

CHENNAI: The on Tuesday said as many as 248 party workers died, ‘shocked‘ by the death of party patriarch and announced a solatium of Rs two lakh each to their families.

After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party 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.
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