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3 cops, driver of MP Dy Speaker's escort team killed in mishap

Press Trust of India  |  Balaghat 

Three policemen and another person were killed when a truck hit their vehicle while they were escorting Assembly's in district in the wee hours of Monday, police said.

A in the escort vehicle received serious injuries in the mishap, Balaghat's of Police A Jaydevan said.

The accident took place near Saleteka village at 12.30 am when was returning from her constituency Lanjhi in Balgahat in a car while the security men were in another four-wheeler behind her vehicle, he said.

The MLA escaped unhurt as her turned the car towards a field when he saw the trawler-truck speeding straight towards their vehicle from the opposite direction, he said.

However, the truck hit the police escort vehicle which was moving behind the car and then overturned, he said.

Three policemen and the escort vehicle's died on the spot. The seriously injured was referred to a hospital in district of for treatment, the SP said.

The deceased were identified as sub-inspector (30), head (50), constable (26) and (22), he said.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 13:30 IST