Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a solatium of Rs 1 lakh each to relatives of eight bus passengers who died in an accident in Erode district on Sunday.

An official release said the Chief Minister condoling the death said already the Government had ordered the hospital authorities in Erode and the district administration to provide proper treatment to those admitted to the hospitals. She also wished a speedy recovery for those injured in the accident.

Apart from that the Government had also announced Rs 25,000 each to those injured and Rs 10,000 for those who had minor injuries, which would be given from the Chief Minister's General Relief Fund, the release added. — Special Correspondent