Two others who were in the car are critical. The police have not established the identities of the victims yet.

Five men dead two critical after car plunges into gorge in Ooty
news Accident Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 17:35

In a gruesome accident, a car was found in a gorge in the dense forests of Ooty on Wednesday, killing five of the seven men who travelled in it. The police and the fire and rescue services personnel are at the spot, recovering the bodies of those dead.

The seven men had come to Ooty for sightseeing on September 30. On October 1, they had set out in their car from their hotel and did not return to their rooms. Multiple phone calls from the hotel staff and their relatives went unanswered and an effort to trace them was initiated.

On Wednesday morning, the search officers stumbled onto the car in a gorge. The officers then started to look out for the people inside the cars. They rescued two men with grievous injuries and sent them off to Coimbatore government hospital and the Government Hospital in Mysuru. The other five men have been confirmed dead by the police. The police are in the process of recovering their bodies from the crash site.

Speaking to TNM, a senior police officer confirmed the deaths and said that their identities and other details are yet to be established.

“We are not sure of when the accident happened. We are in the process of recovering the body of the fifth man from the site. We will soon begin the process of identifying the deceased and informing their families. People say that these men came from Chennai, but we are not sure about it,” he said.

This is a developing story

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