One killed, 17 injured in road accident at Perumbavoor
Peumbavoor: One person was killed after a vehicle carrying Sabarimala pilgrims met with a road accident here on Tuesday morning. The deceased is identified as Coimbatore native Dharmalingam.
17 other Sabarimala pilgrims who were travelling in a mini bus and a car were also injured in the accident. Among them, 5 suffered severe injuries and are admitted at private hospitals here.
The accident took place on Tuesday morning around 3.30 am. The car and mini bus collided with a lorry which was parked on road side after its tyre got punctured. Earlier, the mini bus hit the lorry and following it, the car also collided with it.
The accident occurred when the lorry driver went to the workshop.