Girls electrocuted in TN: Palaniswami announces ex-gratia of Rs. 3 lakh

ANI | Updated: Nov 01, 2017 23:06 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 1 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of two girls who died due to electrocution and announced a relief of Rs. 3 lakh to be disbursed to each bereaved family.

Meanwhile, the city electricity board will also give Rs. 2 lakhs each to the concerned families.

Earlier in the day, the two young girls were electrocuted while they were playing in the rains outside their homes in Kodungaiyur. The deceased have been identified as Bhavana (7) and Yuvashri (8). Both girls were studying in class three of a government school.

Soon after the incident, the children were rushed to the Stanley Hospital, where they were declared brought dead.

Residents claimed that they had complained several times but the electricity board failed to take actions. (ANI)