Kerala priest drives 300km to Joshimath with reduction objects, dies in accident

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Picture Supply : SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO Father Melvin set off on the journey on his jeep on Wednesday.

A Malayali priest, who was on his solution to disaster-hit Joshimath died on Thursday after his car fell right into a gorge. Father Melvin Abraham Pallithazhathu (37), a local of Chakkittapara in Kerala’s Kozhikode, was hooked up to the Diocese of Bijnor. He travelled practically 300 km from Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar to Joshimath with the reduction supplies.

Father Melvin set off on the journey on his jeep on Wednesday. He was later joined by one other priest and an acquaintance of the Joshimath priest home.

“I began round 10:00 a.m. I’m climbing the mountains with a car stuffed with reduction supplies. The priest there instructed me that the victims lack requirements. Nonetheless, the local weather is sunny. I’m feeling completely happy,” Father Melvin was heard saying in a video recorded throughout the starting of the journey.

Because the trio neared their vacation spot, the car entered a snow-clad street the place the jeep bought caught. After asking his companions to get down and instruct him, Father Melvin drove the jeep again in the direction of the gorge. 

Despite the fact that his fellow travellers positioned rocks forward of the street’s finish to cease the car from shifting additional, the car moved speedily and fell into the gorge. Rescue efforts bought delayed because of inclement climate.  The priest’s useless physique might be recovered by Thursday night time solely.

Hundreds of individuals in Joshimath have been moved to non permanent reduction camps as main cracks developed in residential constructions because of land subsidence.

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