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Kerala: Over 13 injured after bus carrying 40 Sabarimala pilgrims overturns in Kottayam

The driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle resulting in the accident. The bus was carrying 43 people, including 40 Sabarimala pilgrims. All injured were taken to the nearby hospital.

Raju Kumar Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Kottayam Updated on: October 18, 2023 9:28 IST
The injured were shifted to the local hospital for
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL PIC The injured were shifted to the local hospital for treatment.

More than 13 people were injured after a bus carrying 40 Sabarimala pilgrims overturned after the driver lost control of it, said a police official on Wednesday. He said the accident occurred at Kanamala, near Erumeli, Kottayam district on Wednesday morning.

"Four injured pilgrims were rushed to the government medical College in Kottayam. Four persons were taken to the general hospital and some other accident victims were admitted to a nearby private hospital," the official added.

The pilgrims, hailing from Kolar in neighbouring Karnataka, were heading to the hill shrine when the accident occurred. The famous Sabarimala temple is located in Pathanamthitta district.

As many as 43 people, including 40 pilgrims, were in the vehicle when it met an accident, said the officials.

(With PTI inputs)

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