Twelve Bihar Police Personnel Injured in Bus Overturning Incident After Poll Duty

National Desk, 16th May: A tragic incident occurred in Muzaffarpur district as a bus transporting Bihar Police personnel overturned, injuring twelve officers, including women. The mishap happened as the officers were returning from poll duty in the Sakra police station area, raising concerns about their safety while fulfilling electoral responsibilities.

Authorities reported that the bus, carrying 50 personnel who had completed election duties in the Samastipur Lok Sabha seat, lost control and overturned. The injured officers were quickly transported to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur, where they are currently receiving treatment. Thankfully, their condition is reported to be stable, offering some relief amidst the distressing situation.

Sakra police station in-charge Raju Kumar Pal explained that the accident resulted from the driver’s loss of control over the vehicle. The driver of the private bus fled the scene, prompting authorities to launch a search operation to apprehend him and investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident further.

This unfortunate event marks the second such accident within 24 hours in the area. Previously, over 30 Assam Police personnel, also deployed for election duties in Bihar, were injured in a collision with a truck in the same Sakra police station area. The Assam Police contingent was en route to Saran after completing their duties in the Samastipur Lok Sabha seat when the head-on collision occurred, injuring both the officers and the truck driver.

These incidents underscore the urgent need for enhanced safety measures for police personnel during election duties, particularly regarding transportation logistics.

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