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Five election officials injured in landmine blast in Dantewada

Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 09:58

Dantewada: Six persons
including five election officials on their way for panchayat
polls were injured in a blast when the vehicle they were
travelling in came under a landmine in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada
district on Sunday, police said.

None of the injuries was serious in nature and the
polling officials and the bus driver were taken to a hospital
and treated.

The blast occurred around 7.00 am near Mokpal village when
the officials were going for election duty, Dantewada SP
Amrish Mishra said.

Security has been tightened following the incident and
the election process would not be affected, he said.

Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure
Naxals do not cause disruptions during the panchayat polls
that is being held across the state.


First Published: Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 09:58
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