Five killed, 12 injured as mini lorry falls into gorge in Coimbatore

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

| Photo Credit: Special ArrangementFive persons were killed and 12 others injured after a mini lorry carrying 18 people fell into a 50 feet gorge at Kadamparai in Coimbatore late on Wednesday. The accident took place around 11 p.m. when the mini lorry was returning to the tribal settlement from the market at Kottur where they had come for weekly purchases. Remains of the vehicle that fell into a gorge at Kadamparai in Coimbatore on Wednesday night. Of the 12 injured, nine were admitted to the Government Hospital Pollachi, while three with serious injuries were shifted to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. All the passengers in the vehicle were from a tribal settlement of Mavadappu near Kadamparai hydroelectric power plant which is located inside Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR).

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