Two die in stampede at funeral of Indian Tamil leader
The stampede happened when a sudden rush among mourners arriving at the site caused many to lose their balance and fall, the Times of India newspaper said.
Television broadcast images of thousands gathered in the state capital, Chennai, to pay their last respects to the leader at a funeral attended by senior politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Karunanidhi, who always appeared in public with dark glasses and a yellow shawl draped over his shoulder, built his political machine as a crusader for social justice.
He was known for drawing foreign investors to India's second largest state economy, overseeing its emergence as an industrial powerhouse and being credited with opening many industrial and technology parks.
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