Kerala: 100 pilgrims killed in Sabarimala stampede

At least 100 pilgrims have been killed and over 100 injured in a stampede near Sabarimala shrine in Kerala's Idukki district. The incident took place seven kilometres away from the shrine on Friday night. Over 90 bodies have been recovered so far. They have been taken to Vandiperiyar Hospital in Idukki. Some of the injured have been rushed to Kottayam Medical College (Kerala) and Theni Medical College in Tamil Nadu.
Most of the victims hailed from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, The tragedy struck the home-bound pilgrims returning after darshan at the hillshrine of Lord Ayyappa on the makar samkrama pooja on Friday evening when a jeep carrying devotees ran into a resting camp at Pulmedu near Vandiperiyar on Kerala-Tamil Nadu borders.