5 security personnel injured in road mishap

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Imphal: Five security personnel were injured when an escort vehicle of the BJP Manipur president A. Shara Devi met with an accident in Noney district on Tuesday.

The accident took place when the escort vehicle collided with a Covid-19 vaccination vehicle on duty at Zoujangtak along Bishnupur to Rengpang road.

Under the prompt and decisive instruction of chief minister N. Biren Singh, one critically injured security personnel has been airlifted to a hospital in Imphal for treatment, a source said.

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A one day political conference of BJP was held at Noney on Tuesday.

The injured personnel were immediately airlifted to Bir Tikendrajit International airport through a helicopter and were admitted at Raj Medicity.

They were identified as Yendrembam Sovaschandra, 41, of Lamding Nashikhong; Yumlembam Kumar, 56, from Awang Sekmai; John Maram, 42, of Willong village; Naorem Milan Singh and A Yaima Sharma.

Hospital authority reported that Sovachandra and Kumar have been admitted at intensive care unit of the hospital.

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Health condition of Sovachandra was said to be critical as he received injury at near his forehead.

John and Milan were admitted at male general ward for further treatment. Yaima was discharged.

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