Sat, 25 May 2019

New Delhi [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami regarding the situation in the state raised due to cyclone Gaja and assured all possible help from the Centre.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the Prime Minister tweeted, "Spoke to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami regarding the situation arising due to cyclone conditions in the state. Assured all possible help from the Centre. I pray for the safety and well-being of the people of Tamil Nadu."

"My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives due to cyclonic conditions in parts of Tamil Nadu. I pray for the quick recovery of those injured. Officials are working towards providing all possible assistance in the wake of the cyclone," he added.

Earlier in the day, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister confirmed that 11 people have lost their lives after the landfall of cyclone Gaja.

He also announced that the government will give Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh to those injured severely and Rs 25,000 to people who have suffered minor injuries.

Cyclone Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam on Thursday evening and unleashed mayhem in several districts of the state including Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Thanjavur. (ANI)

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