Polling officials injured in road accident in West Garo Hills in Meghalaya

One of them is seriously injured while the others sustained minor injuries

road accident

Representative Image

Some polling officials on their way to Photamati were injured in West Garo Hills after the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident on Saturday, an official statement said.

One of them is seriously injured while the others sustained minor injuries, it said.

According to information, injured officials from the Polling Party were bound for 44/8 Jangrapara LP School of 44-Raksamgre Assembly Constituency when the accident took place.

The preliminary probe suggests that the vehicle overturned on the road leading to this unfortunate accident.

"The injured officials were immediately shifted to the nearest hospital Tikrikilla CHC from where 02 polling officers are being referred to a higher medical facility in Goalpara. All others were given the first aid treatment. Medical assistance is being provided to all the injured persons," a statement from the district election office said.

Further informing about the safety of polling equipment, it said, "Polling materials and EVM/VVPAT were secured by the concerned Sector Magistrate accompanied by the concerned Sector Police Officer in the presence of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and was taken to the concerned Polling Station maintaining the transparency of the whole electoral process.

Also Read

People's trust in govt forced Mukul Sangma to leave Congress: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya CM launches Rs 121 crore water supply project in East Garo Hills

Not involved in denying permission to PM's rally in Tura, says Meghalaya CM

Experts to prepare plan for restoring polluted water bodies in Meghalaya

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma virtually inaugurates 50 upgraded schools

Don't waste vote on other parties, pledge support for NPP: Meghalaya CM

Nagaland polls: Nominations of 200 applicants found valid, says EC

'Nagas should change mindset that women can't be in decision-making bodies'

Drugs, cash valued at Rs 37 cr seized in pre-poll raids in Nagaland

BJP manifesto promises package for east Nagaland, Naga culture preservation

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 9:49 AM IST

Explore News