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French Minister consoles Thane-hit

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Updated: January 19, 2012, 11:03 AM IST
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French Minister consoles Thane-hit
PUDUCHERRY: French Minister of State for non-resident French Citizens,  Edouard Courtial on Wednesday visited the families of..

PUDUCHERRY: French Minister of State for non-resident French Citizens,  Edouard Courtial on Wednesday visited the families of cyclone- affected  French citizens  in Puducherry  and  Tamil Nadu.
Accompanied by Francois Richier, ambassador of France to India and Pierre Fournier , consul general of France, Puducherry, he visited  people in  Nellithope , Ezhil Nagar, Oulavarkarai in Puduchery and Kottakuppam in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu.
Two French citizens, Zeba Malai from Nellithope and Nichon (41) from Thengaithittu  died in the cyclone.
Zeba Malai died when a roof collapsed on her and Nichon was killed when a tree fell on him while he was riding his motorcycle, said Fournier.
The minister added that already the French government had extended financial assistance to all the affected people.

First Published: January 19, 2012, 11:03 AM IST
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