Sabarimala Stampede – More than Hundred Dead – Updated 3.30 am IST

published on January 14, 2011

58 Dead bodies in Vandi Periyar Hospital
2 Srilankan Nationals among injured
Manjunatha Swami  from Bangalore – Died
7 injured taken to Theni Medical College
86 Death confirmed
48 Dead bodies reached Vandiperiyar Hospital- Bought in Mini Lorry
Narayana Rao – seriously injured – admitted in Kottayam Medical college
Even after 7 hours – No proper rescue plan, Lifeless bodies of Ayyappas stranded in Traffic-Where is our Rapid Action Forces?  
No basic infra structure provided in a place where nearly Two and a half Lakhs Pilgrims camped – Shame on those who loot crores from Hindu temples 
3 year old Manikandan and many other Children missing
Total Chaos – Injured stuck in Traffic block
Forest authorities forgot to to remove the Chain fence , which escalated the tragedy  
Rescue operations in disarray
33 Dead bodies in Lorry – Lorry stuck in Traffic
Dead bodies taken in Lorry to Vandi Periyar Hospital
Anbarash (42)- Dharapuram, Tirupur – Died
Devotees were camped in Pullumedu – To witness Makara Jyothi
Injured – Suresh- Karnataka, Mahesh- Karnataka, Vasu – Andhra ,Suresh – Andhra, Vasavaraj- Andhra, Lohith – Karnataka, Jagadeesh – Karnataka, Yamunappa- Karnataka, Chinna Swami , Jagan and Ranganathan – Dharmapuri, Mannu Swami- Andhra, Jagadeesh-andhra, Yamunappa- Andhra, Satheesh -Andhra, Suresh – Palakkad
Only 4 Police personnels were deployed at time of Incident
No Drinking Water Facillity
Korukkuty Swami (60) from Vengara in Mallapuram – Died
Suresh Swami (19), Murugan Swami – Mysore – Died
Relief operations have been delayed due to heavy traffic and narrow roads in the area.
5 Dead Bodies taken to Peerumedu Hospital
Control Room Number Opened to co-ordinate rescue operations
04869 222049 – Kumaly Police Station
04869 252244
04869 253456 – Vandi Periyar Police Station
55 dead bodies in Vandiperiyar hospital
Serious Security breech reported
Lead to this heavy tragedy because of a big hurdle planted by forest officials by chain to prevent Ayyappas entering forest area.
Stampede following pilgrims trampled upon the fence chain  
Exact location – Uppupara inside Periyar Tiger Reserve near Vandi Periyar
Bus overturned over pilgrims
Incident Happened at 8.15
More than Hundred dead
Dead bodies shifted to Vandiperiyar Hospital
More than Hundred injured
Nearest hospitals – Vandi Periyar and Mundakkayam hospitals , Injured taken over here for first aid
Nearest Medical College- Kottayam Medical College
Mysore native – Murugan Swami – Died
Pulmedu- 13 km away from Sabarimala
No crowd Management planned
Only very few injured taken to Hospital yet

Earlier Report

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