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Rajamala landslide: TN CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh each to kin of deceased

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh each to the kin of those who lost their lives in Rajamala landslide.

An amount of Rs 1 lakh each was also announced for the severely injured people in the landslide.

The death toll in the landslide rose to 62 so far after a nine-year-old boy’s body was recovered in the search operations in Pettimudi in Idukki district.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund while Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan promised an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to kin of the deceased.

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