Nagaland: One polling personnel killed, several others injured in road accident

Imphal, Feb 26: One person was killed and several others injured when a vehicle carrying polling personnel, bearing registration number AS01LC-0882 (Traveller), met with an accident while on their way to Sungro in Wokha district of Nagaland for election duty on today.

The vehicle assigned for Sungro Sector of 39th Sanis assembly constituency was carrying security and polling personnel met with the accident near Thillong Bridge, Doyang River. The apparent cause of the accident seems to be due to mechanical failure, an official report said.

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The official report said that 12 persons were injured in the accident. The injured people have been transported to the District Hospital of Wokha. 

Meanwhile, a new team of polling personnel along with polling materials/machinery from the reserve polling personnel have been dispatched from the Wokha headquarters, the report added.

If required, EVM machines will be replaced from the reserve, said deputy commissioner & district election officer of Wokha, Ajit Kumar Ranjan, the report further added.


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