Three policemen killed in road accident

August 3rd, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Three policemen were killed and seven were injured in a road accident in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh Sunday, the police said. The accident took place in Ram Chaura of Gorakhpur city when a mini-bus carrying them hit a stationary truck in the early hours of Sunday.

“While the driver (a police constable) and a head constable died on the spot, another constable died while being taken to the hospital,” Kampierganj circle officer Vishwajeet Srivastav told IANS by telephone.

Seven policemen were injured and one of them was stated to be in a critical condition, he added.

All policemen were undergoing training in the Police Training College of Moradabad district. “They were returning from duty when the accident took place,” Srivastav added.

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