Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Thursday announced a solatium of Rs two lakh each to the families of five NCC cadets who drowned in the Periyar River near Kochi.
This was announced by an official in Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office.
Five teenage NCC cadets from Delhi attending the National Trekking camp of the National Cadet Corps drowned after being caught in a whirlpool while clicking photos in the Peiyar River in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
The victims were Hemant Kumar (15), Mohammed Zeeshan (18), Sabeesh Baqri (18), Dilshad Alam (18) and Gulvez Ahamed (18) (all from Delhi).
About 700 odd NCC cadets from across the country have congregated at Malayattoor for the 8-day national level trekking camp which began on December 23.