February 21st, 2012
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Bus falls into gorge; 4 killed

kottayamVagamon: Nearly four people were killed when a mini bus fell into a 500 feet deep gorge at Vellikullam near Vagamon at 8 30 this morning. The people traveling from Alapuzha belonged to a music troupe. The deceased were natives of Alappuzha.

Three people died on the spot and one person died on the way to the hospital. 22 people were traveling in the bus. Almost 18 persons have been injured. Three people are in a critical stage. Rescue operations are under way. Police suspects that the accident occurred because the driver dozed off.

The bodies of the deceased has been taken to Eratupetta hospital. Those who are critically injured have been taken to Kottayam Medical College. The injured people are being admitted to various hospitals in Eratupetta. As the bus fell into a 500 deep gorge rescue operations has been very difficult. It is only after the fire force arrived at the spot that the rescue operators could enter the gorge to pull out the victims. All the travelers have been pulled out of the gorge.



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