Five persons were killed and 10 others when a van carrying 15 hill tribes fell into a gorge near Kadamparai on Wednesday night. The mishap occured when they were returning to Kurumalai after purchasing their provisions at a weekly shandy in Kottur.
The drive lost control and hit the parapat wall and rolled down when the mishap occurred.
As it was night and traffic came to a halt people came to the know the mishap late and informed the police and ambulance service. The other occupants of the van who were injured were rescued and sent to Pollachi government hospital.