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Chennai: Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said 77 persons died due to shock after hearing about the illness and later the demise of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and announced a solatium of R. 300,000 to their families.
Jayalalithaa died on Monday evening after suffering cardiac arrest.
In a statement issued here, the AIADMK said a total of 77 persons died after hearing about Jayalalithaa's illness and later on hearing about her death.
According to the statement a sum of Rs 50,000 will be paid to a party cadre who attempted self-immolation on hearing about Jayalalithaa's ill health and to another person who sacrificed a finger after heard about her death.
The party also conveyed its condolences to the family members of the dead.