Orathanad (Tamil Nadu): Four people, including an eight-year-old, were killed and 40 others were injured, as a bus carrying Velankanni pilgrims met with an accident here at 4.30 am on Sunday morning. The tour was conducted by Morning Superstar Group.
The bus, named KV Travels from Pattikkad which carried pilgrims from Ollur in Thrissur, fell into a gorge at Orathanad in Thanjavur. As per the early reports, two women and the bus driver are the others who lost their lives. Two of them were identified as 55-year-old Lilly and eight-year-old Gerald.
There were a total of 52 people in the bus. It's suspected that the driver dozed off midway resulting in the accident.