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TN revenue secretary to investigate Tanjavur electrocution: State power minister

- April 27, 2022

Chennai, April 27 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu electricity minister Senthil Balaji said that an inquiry commission has been constituted to investigate the Kalimedu incident in which 11 people were electrocuted and 13 grievously injured after being electrocuted when the top of a temple car touched high tension line.

The minister while responding in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly said that the state revenue secretary, Kumar Jayant will be the one-man committee member constituted by the government to investigate the Kalimedu tragedy.

Earlier Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin moved a resolution in the house expressing condolences on the death of 11 persons at Kalimedu in Tanjavur district after the top of the temple car touched power line. The house also observed silence for a minute as a mark of respect to the departed souls.

The Chief Minister said that to coordinate relief and rescue operations state school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi has been deputed to Kalimedu.

State Opposition leader, Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that the authorities had not taken any precautionary measures and added that the tragedy could have been averted if proper measures were taken.

He also said that even after the recent stampede during the Madurai Chithirai festival two people had died and the HR&CE Minister, P.K. Sekar Babu had promised that the government would take proper precautionary measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Palaniswami said that despite the assurances of the minister another ghastly incident has taken place. Unable to get a proper response from the government the opposition led by Palaniswami staged a walkout from the house.