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Cyclone Nivar: PM interacts with TN CM, announces ex-gratia for victims

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Thiru Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami and discussed the situation in the wake of the cyclone Nivar and heavy rainfall in parts of the state.

In a series of tweets on their official Twitter handle, the Prime Minister’s Office posted, ‘PM @narendramodi spoke to Tamil Nadu CM Thiru @EPSTamilNadu and discussed the situation in the wake of the cyclone and heavy rainfall in parts of the state. Central teams are being sent to Tamil Nadu to assist in rescue and relief work. @CMOTamilNadu.

‘PM @narendramodi expressed condolence on the loss of lives and prayed for a quick recovery of the injured. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured, from the PMNRF. @CMOTamilNadu, ‘ it added.

Apart from killing four people and rendering around 400 families homeless, Cyclone Nivar uprooted 2,064 trees in the districts of Chennai, Cuddalore, Chengalpattu, Vellore and Nagapattinam, besides causing damage to about 108 power transformers and over 2,927 electric poles.

About 302 huts and 38 tiled houses were completely damaged, while 1,439 huts and 161 tiled houses suffered partial damage. The Cyclone also killed 61 cows, five bulls, 65 calves and 114 goats.

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