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Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: Death toll in Kallakurichi incident mounts to 57

The government will provide Rs 5,000 monthly assistance until the age of 18 for children who have lost both their parents

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 24th 2024 09:15 AM
Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: Death toll in Kallakurichi incident mounts to 57

Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: Death toll in Kallakurichi incident mounts to 57

Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: As per the latest information released by the district administration on Monday, the death toll from consuming illicit liquor in Tamil Nadu has risen to 57. 

Currently, 156 individuals are receiving treatment at various government hospitals across the state after consuming the tainted alcohol.


Specifically, 110 people are being treated at the Kallakurichi Government Medical College hospital, 12 at Puducherry, 20 at Salem, and four at Viluppuram government hospitals.

Additionally, seven individuals, including five men and two women, who were receiving treatment in Tamil Nadu hospitals after consuming the illicit liquor, have been discharged, according to the Kallakurichi District Magistrate.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday said the state government will take care of the entire education and hostel expenses of children who have lost either one or both of their parents in the Kallakuruchi hooch tragedy. 


The government will provide Rs 5,000 monthly assistance until the age of 18 for children who have lost both their parents and Rs 5 lakh will be deposited immediately as a fixed deposit in the names of children who have lost both parents, Stalin said while speaking in the Assembly session today. 

After the minors turn 18, the amount can be withdrawn with interest, the chief minister said. Similarly, Rs 3 lakh will be deposited as a fixed deposit for children who have lost one parent.

Priority will be given to them in all government welfare schemes, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said.

On the other hand, the CB-CID of Tamil Nadu police, which was handed over charge of investigating the tragedy, commenced a probe under SP Shantharam. As per the Kallakurichi Collector, seven people have been arrested in the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy. 

- With inputs from agencies

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