A group of Sabarimala-bound pilgrims from Varappuzha in Ernakulam district had a miraculous escape, when a tempo traveller carrying them caught fire at Elavumkal near Attathode on the Mannarakulanji-Chalakkayam main trunk road to Sabarimala, on Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the driver stopped the moving vehicle on noticing smoke coming out, which caught fire, when it reached Elavumkal.

All the passengers and the driver came out of the vehicle unscathed, later and the vehicle was completely burnt in the next few minutes. Pampa police registered a case.

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