An engineer from Nellai died in an accident when a Tempo Traveler van overturned in a 30 feet ditch on the Uthagai Kallati hill pass.
18 people from a private software company operating in Solinganallur area of Chennai have come to visit Utakai. At that time, they went to stay in a private hostel near Kallati after looking around Utakai last night.
Then when the van reached the 15th Kondi needle bend area, it lost control and overturned into a ditch about 30 feet into the accident. In this, a young engineer named Muthumari from Tirunelveli died on the spot. All the seriously injured have been admitted to Utagai Government Hospital for treatment.
As there is a ban on foreign vehicles on the Kallati mountain pass, there is a police check post there to take care of this. In this situation, the public has insisted that action should be taken against the policemen who allowed the big van to cross the mountain pass.