Seven police personnel of Lalu's convoy injured in road accident

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Supaul, Sep 18 (UNI) At least seven police personnel of the convoy of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad were seriously injured when their jeep overturned at a blind turning near Kamalpur village under Pipra police station here today.

Official sources said Mr Prasad along with his wife and Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly Rabri Devi, was on a five-day tour of the flood-hit districts to take stock of the situation.

On the second day of his tour today, Mr Prasad was on his way to Madhepura via Pipra. The police jeep of the escort team overturned at the blind turning soon after the vehicle of Mr Prasad crossed the point safely.

The injured people include an officer of inspector rank, three chowkidars, two policemen and a police driver. All of them were rushed to the local Sadar hospital in serious condition.

The sources said Mr Prasad was continuing his forward journey as per schedule.

The Railway Minister, meanwhile, instructed the authorities to provide proper treatment to the injured police personnel and also enquired about their condition over telephone.

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