Eight tourists, most of them in their early 20s, were injured in an accident near Coonoor on Sunday.

According to the police the tourists, including two women, were working in different companies in Coimbatore. They had come in a car to Ooty on Saturday on a sight-seeing trip.

While returning on Sunday afternoon, the driver had reportedly lost control of the car when it was nearing Coonoor. The vehicle rolled down a over hundred feet slope.

With the help of Fire and Rescue Services personnel and the police, they were removed to the Government hospital in Coonoor and later shifted to Coimbatore.