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Nine police personnel injured

Dhenkanal: Nine police personnel were injured, five of them seriously, when their patrolling van overturned in Dhenkanal district early today.

The van carrying nine personnel was on special patrolling duty when the mishap took place between Gobindpur and Talabaracoat village road, about 15 km from here, police said.

Sub-Inspector Gopinath Baliarsingh (54), ASI Manoj Kumar Panda (45), ASI R P Swain, Assistant driver Azad Khand and Homeguard Sudhir Sahu sustained serious head and leg injuries and were shifted to SCB Medical Collage, Cuttack. The other four were treated at a nearby hospital.

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