Man, 8-month-old daughter dies after car plunges into a gorge in Munnar

The 18-member team of tourists from Andra Pradesh was heading to Munnar from Chinnakkanal in three cars when one vehicle lost control and fell into the gorge at Lockhart Gap near Munnar.

Published: 19th May 2022 12:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2022 01:03 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

IDUKKI: A 32-year-old man and his eight-month-old child, who were part of a tourists team from Andhra Pradesh, were killed when the car in which they were travelling fell into a gorge near on Thursday morning. The condition of another two persons is said to be critical, police said.

The 18-member team of tourists from Andra Pradesh was heading to Munnar from Chinnakkanal in three cars when one vehicle lost control and fell into the gorge at Lockhart Gap near Munnar. 

The deceased are identified as Noushad and a girl child Naisa, police said. They said the driver may have lost control of the vehicle as it fell into the Bison Valley highway located more than 500 ft down the Gap road at around 7.30 am on Thursday.

Some people working at the nearby tea plantations rushed to the spot and took the injured to Tata General Hospital in Munnar. While the child died on the spot, the man succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital. Others have been admitted to the same hospital with injuries.  The health condition of the two persons is said to be critical.

The tourists from Andra Pradesh had set off from their native place in three vehicles to the hill station of Munnar in Idukki.

Police in their primary investigation said the driver might have fallen asleep or lost control of the car while negotiating the curve at Gap road which resulted in the accident. Cops from Santhanpara and Munnar station arrived at the spot and took further proceedings.



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