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PTI Bhopal
Updated: 14-01-2019 13:26 IST

Three policemen and another

person were killed when a truck hit their vehicle while they

were escorting Madhya Pradesh Assembly's Deputy Speaker in

Balaghat district in the wee hours of Monday, police said.

A constable in the escort vehicle received serious

injuries in the mishap, Balaghat's Superintendent of Police A

Jaydevan said.

The accident took place near Saleteka village at 12.30

am when Deputy Speaker Hina Kanwre 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 Congress MLA escaped unhurt as her driver turned

the car towards a field when he saw the trawler-truck speeding

straight towards their vehicle from the opposite direction, he


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 driver died

on the spot. The seriously injured constable was referred to a

hospital in Nagpur district of Maharashtra for treatment, the

SP said.

The deceased were identified as sub-inspector

Harshwardhan Solanki (30), head constable Hamid Sheikh (50),

constable Rahul Kolare (26) and driver Sachin (22), he said.



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