Two people succumbed to death due to scorching heat at an election rally addressed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday.
After the incident, the death toll at the AIADMK general secretary’s election meetings has reached to four. As earlier on April 11, two people lost their lives at a rally addressed by Jayalalithaa.While Jayalalithaa started her speech around 4 p.m. at the rally here, around 340 km from state capital Chennai, two people became unwell and were rushed to a government hospital where they were declared dead.
According to police, they were identified as S. Pachiannan and M. Periyasamy. A large section of the crowd were either brought to the rally ground in trucks and buses or had come on their own from nearby areas.