Agartala: Twenty-nine troopers of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) bound for poll-related duties in Chattisgarh were injured after their bus fell into a deep gorge around 10.30 pm on Monday, the police said on Tuesday.
The bus (bearing number TR04-1137) rolled down into an approximately 250-feet-deep gorge at the Baramura Hills while negotiating a sharp turn.
The accident took place when around 100 jawans of the 8th battalion of the TSR were going towards Agartala in four buses to catch the Chhattishgarh-bound train from Agartala railway station.
All the 29 injured, including three critical ones, have been shifted to the Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital in Agartala for treatment, police sources said.
CM Biplab Kumar Deb visited the Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital on Monday night and took stock of the situation. State health minister Sudip Roy Barman also accompanied Deb to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the state government has formed a special team of doctors at the hospital to take care of the injured jawans.