: Two devotees of Lord Ayyappa died on the spot and two others were injured in a road accident near Perundurai in the district early Thursday, police said.
The devotees, numbering 20, were proceeding in a van from Vellore to the Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala, Kerala, when their vehicle was hit by a container lorry trying to overtake it, the police said.
Under the impact, Palani (45) and Nagarajan (44) were killed and three other devotees injured, they said.
The injured were admitted to the government hospital at Perundurai and their condition was said to be serious, they added.
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