05/12/2016 5:23 PM IST | Updated 05/12/2016 5:24 PM IST

Another AIADMK Worker Dies After Hearing About Jayalalithaa's Condition


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Tamil Nadu Chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a file photo.

Amid frenzy over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's critical condition, a 62-year-old AIADMK functionary died of a stroke after hearing the news.

India Today reports that AIADMK general secretary of NGO colony in Coimbatore, Palaniyammal, died of shock-induced stroke after she asked about the chief minister's health last night.

This is the second such incident since Sunday night.

Another AIADMK cadre Nelagandan from Cuddalore district in Gandhi Nagar died on Sunday night after seeing the news of Jayalalithaa's health on the television.

Nelagandan, who was distraught upon finding out about Amma, suddenly experienced severe chest pains and passed out, while he was watching the news.

His family immediately called the Ambulance, but were later informed by the medics that he had already passed away.

Meanwhile, with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa remains critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, the state government has sought the help of the para military forces to handle the crowd in case of any emergency.

Security has been stepped up across the city to attend any eventuality and buses plying out of Chennai have been reduced tonight and security in the capital has been tightened.

(With ANI inputs)