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Stampede at Jayalalithaa’s Vriddhachalam campaign lands six women in ICU
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Stampede at Jayalalithaa’s Vriddhachalam campaign lands six women in ICU

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When 65-year-old Sandanam was asked to come to Amma’s campaign meet at Vriddhachalam on Monday, she readily agreed. The promise was a chance to see Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa up close, Rs 250 for attending the rally and a packet of biryani. The event though turned out to be a nightmare. Sandanam, like hundreds of others, was caught in a stampede at the rally resulting from poor planning and the excessive summer heat.