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Madhya Pradesh: 21 police, Home Guard jawans injured as bus carrying them overturns in Betul

The jawans were on their way to Rajgarh when the tragic accident occurred near Baretha Ghat on the Bhopal-Betul highway.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar New Delhi Updated on: April 21, 2024 13:48 IST
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Image Source : SCREENGRAB/ PTI Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) said the incident took place around 4 am on Saturday

In a tragic accident, at least 21 police and Home Guard personnel were injured after a bus they were travelling in overturned in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district. The police said the accident occurred in the wee hours of Saturday, when the jawans (travelling in the bus) were on their way back to their home district, Rajgarh, after performing their election duty. 

The police said the tragic accident occurred around 4 a.m. near Baretha Ghat on the Bhopal-Betul highway when the bus abruptly changed its direction to avoid a truck that crossed its path. However, it leads to a fatal accident, with many injuries being reported. 

The police said of the total injured, eight of the personnel had received serious injuries and were shifted to the district hospital for immediate medical attention. At the same time, the other jawans with minor injuries were being treated at Shahpur Hospital. 

Further, speaking of the incident, Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Shalini Paraste said the accident took place around 4 a.m. 

"It happened when the bus carrying a total of 40 jawans, including five policemen and the remaining home guard, was on its way to Rajgarh after their election duty in Chhindwara," she said.


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