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Youth killed as SUV falls into gorge

The car which fell into a gorge near Savarikadu on Palani-Kodaikanal ghat section in the early hours of Monday.

The car which fell into a gorge near Savarikadu on Palani-Kodaikanal ghat section in the early hours of Monday.  

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A tourist from Kerala was killed and six others were injured when a sports utility vehicle in which they were proceeding to Kodaikanal fell into a gorge near Savarikadu in Palani-Kodaikanal ghat section in the early hours of Monday.

The deceased was Vishnu, 20, of Thrissur. Police said the group of seven youth from Thrissur left for Kodaikanal on Sunday evening to celebrate New Year in the hill station.

When they reached Savarikadu around 5.30 a.m. on Monday, Jubin, 24, who was behind the wheel, supposedly dozed off and lost control of the vehicle. The speeding SUV hit the crash barrier and plunged into a 800-foot-deep gorge. Vishnu was allegedly flung out of the vehicle and was found stuck in a tree.

The others were caught inside the vehicle, from which they were pulled out later by local people. The injured have been admitted to Palani Government Hospital.

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