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Updated January 5th, 2024 at 21:55 IST

17 BSF personnel injured, four critical after vehicle overturns in Chhattisgarh's Kanker

The incident took place near Kumhari village under the jurisdiction of Raoghat police station area on Narayanpur road at around 12 pm.

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Seventeen Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured with four in critical condition, after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district today, police said. An investigation into the incident has been initiated.

The incident took place near Kumhari village under the jurisdiction of Raoghat police station area on Narayanpur road at around 12 pm when the soldiers were on way to Antagarh railway station from their camp in Phulpad.

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"It is suspected that the accident occurred due to a failure of the steering mechanism. Following the malfunction, the vehicle went out of control and overturned," Narayanpur SP Pushkar Sharma said.

The vehicle carrying 162nd battalion of the BSF soldiers went out of control and overturned near Kumhari village. Nearly 17 BSF jawans were injured in the accident and taken to Narayanpur District Hospital, Sharma said. The condition of four of the soldiers is stated to be critical and they have been referred to Raipur for better medical attention.

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"The incident occurred in between Raoghat and Tadoki district police stations of Narayanpur and Kanker respectively. The BSF vehicle was taking the jawans to drop them at the railway station from where they were supposed to leave for their homes. The condition of four of the 17 soldiers is critical while remaining are stated to be stable," Sharma said.

These jawans are posted in the Naxal-affected areas of the district and belong to Phulpad camp of Kanker. ​

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Few hours back, thirteen Border Security Force (BSF) Jawans wer injured after their truck capsized on the Antagarh- Narayanpur road in Boudh, Odisha. 

The injured personnel are undergoing treatment at the district hospital. Four of the jawans are in a critical state. (With inputs from agencies) 
 

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Published January 5th, 2024 at 21:55 IST

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