Pathanamthitta, 28th March 2023: Today (March 28), a bus carrying over 60 Sabarimala devotees from Tamil Nadu plunged into a deep pit in the Pathanamthitta district. Many are feared injured.
The incident occurred at around 1:15 pm when a bus carrying more than 60 worshippers from Tamil Nadu was returning from Sabarimala. The bus, which was carrying 68 people, including seven children, reportedly fell into a pit. Rescue operations got underway as soon as emergency services like the police and fire department were called to the scene.
According to the local media, locals complained that there was a delay in ambulance service that prevented the injured victims from being sent to the hospital right away. The police stated that 62 individuals sustained injuries, with some in critical condition, and have been transferred to various hospitals in Pathanamthitta and Erumely.