Near stampede situation at Rajaji Hall
Several men and women suffered bruises with some fainting in the melee, police said.
Amid the anxious moments, DMK working president M K Stalin appealed for calm and requested the cadres to peacefully disperse after paying homage.
Commotion heightened when several people tried to take the rear and side pathways by following prominent personalities.
The Tamil Nadu government has announced a local holiday today as a mark of respect to Karunanidhi.
All educational institutions, shops, business establishments, fuel outlets remained closed in the city. Cinema theatres have canceled shows for the day.
Most roads wore a deserted look as state-owned transport corporation operated skeletal services and other public transport vehicles including autorickshaws stayed off roads in the city. Train services, however, operated as usual.
The Koyambedu Vegetable market wore a deserted look as traders decided to close it on the sad occasion.
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