Union Minister Jain escapes unhurt in road mishap

Last Updated: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 23:00

Damoh: Union Minister of State for
Rural Development Pradeep Jain on Sunday had a close shave when
his vehicle, rushing injured of a road accident to Jabalpur,
overturned near Patan.

The Minister escaped unhurt in the accident which took
place near Patan in Jabalpur district on Damoh-Jabalpur road,
police said.

When Jain was coming from Jabalpur to Tendukheda in
Damoh to attend a function, a jeep carrying nine youths were
on their way to attend their friend`s marriage to Jabalpur
from Sagar district, turned turtle after one of its tyres went
flat at Tandukheda area, killing four on the spot and injuring
the rest, police said.

Jain noticed the injured and immediately rushed two of
them who were critical to Jabalpur on a vehicle. He took the
less severely injured ones to Tendukheda Primary Health Centre,
but they too were referred to Jabalpur as their condition
turned critical, they added.

The Minister in his vehicle along with the injured was
enroute to Jabalpur when it overturned near Patan, police
said.

The investigations were on, police said, adding that
the death toll in the jeep accident had gone to five.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 23:00

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