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Five hurt as villagers clash over Covid vaccination in UP

A vaccination camp was organised in Karanai village on Monday afternoon and a huge crowd of villagers had gathered for the inoculation.

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Ballia Published on: July 27, 2021 14:57 IST
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Five people, including a doctor, were injured when a clash broke out between two groups over COVID-19 vaccination in the Sukhpura area here, police said on Tuesday. A vaccination camp was organised in Karanai village on Monday afternoon and a huge crowd of villagers had gathered for the inoculation when two groups clashed over who would get the jab first, they said.

A scuffle broke out and chairs were thrown at each other, police added. In-charge Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Harinandan Prasad said a team of five health workers led by a doctor had gone for the vaccination camp in the village.

He said the doctor was injured in the clash.

Sukhpura police station in-charge Gagan Raj Singh said a total of five people were injured in the incident. Superintendent of Police Vipin Tada said a case has been registered against five people and they have been arrested.

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