New Delhi : At least 15 pilgrims were killed and five injured when the van carrying them collided head-on with a milk-van in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
According to (NDTV) News channel, the accident occurred near Tirunelveli town in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu at 3.00 a.m.
While 13 people died on the spot, two succumbed to their injuries later at Tiruneleveli Medical College Hospital.
According to local police, the mishap occurred when the pilgrims were returning home after visiting a temple in Kumbakonam.
Accidents in wee hours are common in remote areas in India which have single-lane roads, including state highways.