The DMK on Tuesday said as many as 248 party workers died, 'shocked' by the death of party patriarch M Karunanidhi and announced a solatium of Rs 200,000 each to their families.
After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of Karunanidhi and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party general council meeting said.
Condoling their deaths, DMK said,"this general council resolves to provide a solatium of Rs 200,000 each totalling Rs 49.6 million to their families."
DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi died on August 7 in a private hospital, after prolonged illness.
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