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Elderly Eelam Tamil asylum seeker dies after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

An elderly Eelam Tamil woman who was found unconscious on a beach in Tamil Nadu passed away on Saturday, after she fled Sri Lanka for India last month.

The woman, identified as 71-year-old Parameswari from Trincomalee, was found alongside another elderly man, 81-year-old Sivan, on a beach in Dhanushkodi near Rameswaram last Monday.

Despite efforts to save her, Parameswari’s condition remained critical and she died while undergoing treatment at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Saturday night.

She reportedly had relatives at the Valavandankottai refugee camp in Thuvakudi in Trichy, and was hoping to be reunited with them.

So far more than 85 Tamils have come to Tamil Nadu fleeing Sri Lanka in recent months alone, as the economic crisis on the island worsens.

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