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Posted on Dec 28, 10:57AM | UNI
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today expressed her deepest condolences over the sad demise of five promising students of Delhi who lost their lives in Kerala while attending the National Trekking Camp organised by the NCC.
Describing it as the most unfortunate incident, Ms Dikshit said her Government would release an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of deceased students of Delhi.
Five teenaged NCC cadets from Delhi attending the National Trekking camp of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) drowned after being caught in a whirlpool while clicking photos in the Periyar river yesterday.
One of the boys was the student of the Sr Secondary Boys School, Kalkaji and other three were students of Jamia Millia Islamia and one was studying in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.
Ms Dikshit met the members of the families.
Ms Dikshit, alongwith Defence Minister A K Antony and Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, was present at the airport when the bodies were brought to the national capital from Kerala.