A Roadways bus taking 37 CISF jawans from Kushinagar to Obra in Sonbhadra fell into a gorge in the Markundi valley. One CISF jawan, Krishnabir Singh, aged 45 years, of Ghaziabad died while 11 others from the same bus were injured and taken for treatment at the district hospital.
Two jawans, T Balakrishnan and M M Beg, however, have been taken to Varanasi for treatment. The CISF unit was deployed at HPCL at Visakhapatnam, said the police.
The bus was taking the jawans on election duty to Sonbhadra where voting will be held in the seventh phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, on 7th March 2022.
The bus left to Obra on Friday night and reached the Markundi valley around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. The driver lost control of the vehicle, leading to the bus crashing into the road railing and into the gorge.
The injured jawans at the district hospital were identified to be U Srinivas Rao, Suresh, Inderjeet, Jai Prasad, S L Nayak, K Chandraya, Vijesh Rathore, S Gowda, Rajnish and Arun Kumar.