Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TN announces Rs five lakh as relief to kin of missing fishermen


Tamil Nadu government today announced Rs five lakh each as relief to the next of kin of four fishermen from Rameswaram who went missing after venturing into the sea recently.
The body of one of them was found washed ashore in a Sri Lankan island, after the four had set sail on April 2, an official press release here said.
“Since 10 days have passed since they went missing, with the body of one found and the rest yet to return, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has directed awarding relief of Rs five lakh each to the families of the fishermen,” it said.
The compensation had been announced keeping with precedents, it added.

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