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5 BSF Jawans injured as van overturns in Koraput

Koraput:  At least five BSF jawans were injured while a van they were travelling in overturned at Bandikhar Ghat in Narayanpatna of Koraput district today.

The incident occurred when the jawans of 195 Battalion were returning to Laxmipur camp in the district after conducting an operation. The van carrying 15 jawans turned turtle turned at Bandikhar Ghat, 7 kms from Laxmipur.

Sources said, all the injured were rushed to the Laxmipur CHC and three of them were later shifted to the Koraput District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) as their condition deteriorated.

CDMO Lalit Mohan Rath said, “Three critically-injured jawans have been admitted to the DHH. They are undergoing treatment in the casualty unit. Besides, arrangements have been made to shift one of them to Visakhapatnam since he has sustained serious injuries on his head and his condition is deteriorating.”

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