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Cyclone Gaja: DMK donates Rs 1 crore for relief works

DMK chief MK Stalin. Photograph:( Others )

ANI Tamil Nadu, India Nov 19, 2018, 04.57 PM (IST)

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Monday announced Rs 1 crore financial assistance for the relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone Gaja hit areas in eight districts of the state.

Stalin also declared that his party members of the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly will also donate their one month's salary for the relief and rehabilitation works.

The disaster, which has brought the life in several districts of the state to a standstill, has so far claimed 11 lives, apart from causing huge damage to properties and live-stocks

On Friday, Kerala government also announced to provide Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh to those injured severely and Rs 25,000 to the people who have suffered minor injuries.

Cyclone Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam last week and unleashed mayhem in several districts of the state including Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Thanjavur.

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Stalin also declared that his party members of the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly will also donate their one month's salary for the relief and rehabilitation works.