Sabarimala Accident – Over 110 Ayyappa devotees dead in Stampede

Yet another tragedy struck the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Friday, 14 January 2011 – over 110 (reportedly 114) dead in a stampede after Makarajyothi darshanam. Officials and related persons of the dead identified 65 bodies till now – 18 are from Andhra Pradesh, 18 are from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Kerala, and 12 from Karnataka. Hundreds of devotees injured in this incident when a jeep rushed on to the pilgrims and they started to yell and run.

The Government of Kerala established helpline numbers of Kumali Police station – 0486922049 and 04869253456. Bangalore DG and IGP control helpline numbers are – 08022211777 and the toll free number is 18004250100.

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