A van carrying 36 persons enroute to Tirupur from Salem toppled into a gorge in Uthukuli road. More than 10 people are reported to have sustained grievous injuries.
A group of 36 members of Kaarappattu near Uthangarai in Salem arrived to Tirupur to attend a wedding reception. After attending the wedding, they were all returning back to Salem during the wee hours of July 11.
As the van reached Tamarai Kovil, on Tirupur-Uthukuli road, unexpectedly the van collided with a tractor which was right in front of the van.
Following this, the driver of the van lost control and the van plunged into a nearby gorge. More than 10 passengers inside the van sustained grievous injury and were rushed to Tirupur government hospital.
Uthukuli police have commenced an investigation on the accident.