Referring to the situation, Palaniswami conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.
The chief minister said he has ordered "immediate contribution of Rs 5 crore," from the chief ministers public relief fund.
This was a token of support and solidarity of Tamil Nadu people and their government with Kerala and its people in the neighbouring state's hour of need, he said.
Kerala was faced with the arduous task of ensuring immediate rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures,he said.
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