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Tamil Nadu: 8 Sabarimala pilgrims dead after car plunges into 40-foot

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 24, Dec 2022, 10:08 am IST | UPDATED: 24, Dec 2022, 10:09 am IST

Tamil Nadu: 8 Sabarimala pilgrims dead after car plunges into 40-foot

New Delhi: At least eight people who were returning from Sabarimala were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a gorge here, a senior district official said on Saturday. The accident occurred late on Friday, District Collector K V Muralidharan said. Two injured persons have been admitted to a hospital here.

The mishap is suspected to have taken place after the driver lost control of the vehicle while maneuvering a bend in the hilly route.

While seven people died on the spot, one succumbed to injuries en route to the hospital, official added.
The deceased included a minor boy and they were residents of Andipatti in the district.