Nilackal accident: Primary probe points fingers at overspeeding

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Pathanamthitta: A primary inspection by the Kerala Police and Motor Vehicles Department raised the suspicion of overspeeding as the reason for the bus accident involving 64 pilgrims from Tamil Nadu in Nilackal near Sabarimala Ayyappa temple.

The investigation by MVD and police showed the vehicle worked fine and the permits and insurance were valid. It is assumed that the vehicle lost control due to overspeed in the turn.

The bus fell into a gorge near Naranamthodu, injuring many on Tuesday afternoon. The bus had eight children, according to reports. The injured are admitted to hospitals in Kottayam and Pathanamthitta. The driver, who was severely injured, was taken to Kottayam Medical College Hospital.

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