October 19, 2016
Ooty: Two persons, including an elderly woman, died on the spot and three others sustained injuries when the car in which they were travelling fell into 200 feet deep gorge at Kallatti on Ooty-Gudalur Road today.
According to police, a family of four was returning home at Puthurvayal, some 80 km from Ooty, in a taxi. When the car reached the last hairpin bend, the driver, Sasi, lost control following a brake fault, as a result of which the car fell into the gorge.
While Sasi (38) and Janaki (68) died on the spot, Ramakrishnan (48), Madhurani (42),daughter of Janaki, and their 19-year old son Vignesh sustained serious injuries.
Passengers of other vehicles behind the ill-fated car rescued the injured and shifted them to government hospital in an ambulance.
Arrangements are being made to shift the bodies to hospital for postmortem. Considering the seriousness of injuries, the injured are likely to be shifted to Coimbatore.