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Srinagar: 19 CRPF personnel injured after vehicle skids off road due to stone-pelting

Media reports suggested that the CRPF vehicle lost control as it was attacked by the locals with stones, despite the ongoing ceasefire for the month of Ramzaan.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 27, 2018 11:57 IST ]

Srinagar: 19 CRPF personnel injured after vehicle skids off road due to stone-pelting

Nineteen CRPF personnel were injured early this morning when their vehicle skidded off the road due to stone pelting in Srinagar, the media reports said.

According to police officials, the CRPF vehicle turned turtle after its driver lost control near the Bemina headquarter of the paramilitary force. The police, whoever, did not immediately confirm the reason for the accident. 

Media reports suggested that the CRPF vehicle lost control as it was attacked by the locals with stones, despite the ongoing ceasefire for the month of Ramzaan. 

The police official said 21 personnel were on board the vehicle which was part of a three-vehicle convoy. Nineteen CRPF personnel have received injuries. The injured were taken to JVC Hospital nearby where from seven of them were shifted to the Army's Base Hospital here. One of the CRPF personnel is critical as he has received injury in the spinal cord and is being shifted to New Delhi for specialised treatment, the official said.

He said the incident took place around 5 am. Further details are awaited, the official said.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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