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Navy dispatches emergency medical team to mishap spot

PTI  Kochi, January 15, 2011
First Published: 10:57 IST(15/1/2011) | Last Updated: 10:59 IST(15/1/2011)

The Southern Naval Command on Saturday said it has dispatched an emergency medical team to the accident site at Pulamedu in Vandiperiyar in Idukki district where at least 102 Sabarimala pilgrims were killed in a stampede on Friday.

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The Navy helicopter carrying the medical team is also carrying emergency medical supplies to deal with the mishap there, Naval press release said.

Another helicopter was launched on Saturday to Kannur to take Kerala chief minister, V S Achutanandan to the accident spot.

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