5 dead, 1 injured as government bus knocks down pilgrims in Coimbatore

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Devotees from Tirupur was on 'Padayatra' to the hill shrine, when the bus knocked them down around 5.30 am, police said.

All five were killed on spot, while another person who sustained serious injuries was admitted to the govt hospital in Dharapuram, police said. (Representational image)

Coimbatore: Five persons, including two women on a pilgrimage to the hill shrine in Palani, were killed and another seriously injured, when a government bus mowed them down near Dharapuram in Tirupur district, on Tuesday.

The group of devotees from Tirupur was on 'Padayatra' to the hill shrine, when the bus knocked them down around 5.30 am, police said.

All the five were killed on the spot, while another person who sustained serious injuries was admitted to the government hospital in Dharapuram, they said.

Investigation is on.

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