Salem (TN): Seven Sabarimala pilgrims were
killed and 15 injured when the van in which they were
travelling collided with a bus near here on Monday.
The van from Andhra Pradesh was carrying nine Ayyappa
devotees on their way to the Sabarimala hill shrine in Kerala
when the mishap occurred at 1.40 am, Salem Collector
Magarabhusan and Superintendent of Police P R Muthuswamy
All the deceased were from Guntur district of Andhra
The injured comprised drivers of both vehicles, a devotee
and 12 bus passengers who have been hospitalised.
The private bus was on its way to Dharmapuri.