May 27, 2017
Udhagamandalam: Five persons, including two women, were killed and 28 injured when their van turned turtle near Kothagiri in Nilgiris District around midnight yesterday, police said.
They were returning to their village in Vellore district after a sight-seeing trip to Ooty when the van skidded off the road, hit a parapet wall, went some 50 feet and turned turtle, resulting in the death of five persons sitting by the window seats.
The dead have been identified as Shankar (50), Mallika (69), Bhaskaran (45), Paneerselvam (43) and Saroja (44), all from Arukkathamundi, police said.
The injured, including three children, have been admitted to the government hospitals in Kothagiri, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore and here.