Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanisami announces aid of Rs 25 lakh each to fire officers who died in Madurai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami announced on Saturday aid for fire department officers who lost their lives while trying to put out a fire in Madurai on Friday night.
Last night a massive fire broke out in a store in the Navabhathkana area of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, where at least two fire officers lost their lives in the line of duty. Two people were injured during the fighting.
On Saturday, the prime minister condemned the deaths of K Sivarajan and P Krishnamurthy and announced: “25 rupees each will be given to the families of fire officer Sivarajan and Krishnamurthy who died in the accident.”
A family member of the deceased officers will also receive a government job, the chief minister also said. The state government will also provide financial relief of Rs 3 lakh each to two injured firefighters. Praying for their speedy recovery, CM Edappadi Palanisami also said that he has instructed the district administration to ensure that high medical care is provided to them.
According to police, an electrical short is suspected to have caused the fire in the old building, PTI reported. The building collapsed as Fire Service officers tried to put out the fire.