Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each to families of six persons who died in rain-related accidents. Veerasamy of Pallathur village in Thanjavur district, Manoharan of Udhayathur village in Tirunelveli district and Murugan of Karaikadu village in Cuddalore district died of electrocution; Velamal of Kullapuram village in Theni district died in a wall collapse; Vasugi of Vellakarai village in Cuddalore district and Adithya of Singampunari village in Madurai district were drowned. The six families will be granted solatium immediately, an official release said. — Special Correspondent

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