J Jayalalithaa's death: 280 people have died of grief, shock

| Updated: Dec 10, 2016 18:41 IST

Chennai(Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 10(ANI): The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Saturday said a total of 280 persons have died of grief and shock following the death of J Jayalalithaa. The party has announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh each to their families as relief. The AIADMK also released the names of those who lost their lives. "Now 280 people have died of grief and shock over Jayalalithaa's demise, AIADMK announces Rs3 lakh compensation for kin of deceased," AIADMK said in a tweet. Earlier, the party also announced Rs 50,000 for a party functionary who allegedly attempted self-immolation and a similar amount to another person who cut his finger off following Jayalalithaas's demise on December 5. Even before the news of Jayalalithaa's demise, a 65-year-old painter in Singanallur(Tamil Nadu) complained of chest pain while watching television news on Jayalalithaa's health in his house. Before he could be taken to the hospital, he passed away. Similarly, in another incident, Palaniammal (62) of Thudiyalur, died of shock after watching the TV news in her house on Monday afternoon. Similarly, a 38-year-old load worker, Raja, collapsed on the chair while watching the news in Erode. Though his wife called for assistance, the 108 crew of emergency service declared him dead on arrival. Jayalalithaa had passed away on Monday evening after suffering cardiac arrest and was buried with full state honours at the Marina Beach near MGR Memorial in Chennai on Tuesday evening. The party also conveyed its condolences to the family members of the dead. (ANI)