Woman killed, 24 injured in accident

Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI: A woman was killed and 24 others were injured when a van carrying pilgrims overturned on Saturday.

The police said that a group of pilgrims from Vellapatti Kamatchipuram near Oddanchathram in Dindigul district had come to the Sastha temple at Kaarichaaththaan near Karivalamvanthanallur in view of `Maha Sivarathri'.

When they were going home on Saturday afternoon, their van overturned at Solaiseri. As many as 25 people were injured.

A woman among them, M. Sasikala (24), succumbed to her injuries.

The others were taken to Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital for treatment.

In another accident, N. Vaanamaamalai (62) of Manjankulam was fatally knocked down when a van hit his cycle.