A pilgrim was killed after being crushed between two vehicles in an accident that occurred at Manarcad near here on Sunday. According to the police, T.S. Kuttappan, 63, of Ambazhathinal house in Pampady South, was on his way to attend the Annual Feast of St. Mary at St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Cathedral.

He was first hit by a van carrying pilgrims when the vehicle turned towards the parking space. He was then crushed after being hit by a service bus running along the Manarcad-Ayarkunnam road. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children.