Union Minister Manoj Sinha injured in road accident in UP

Union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha on Friday evening was injured in a road accident near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Union Minister Manoj Sinha injured in road accident in UP

Union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha on Friday evening was injured in a road accident near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

The minister fractured an arm and sustained some minor injuries in the accident while he was on his way from Barabanki to Gorakhpur, police said. He was rushed to Apollo hospital in Gorakhpur for first aid and then shifted to the railway hospital. The 57-year-old Union Minister represents Ghazipur in the Lok Sabha



Sinha was headed for an event in Kushinagar and was slated for a night halt at the Gorakhpur’s Railway VVIP guest house. But on the way, in an attempt to save a biker, the escort car in his cavalcade pressed emergency brakes and the minister’s car hit it from behind, according to media agencies.

Chief public relations officer (CPRO) of North Eastern Railway (NER) Sanjay Yadav said Sinha had a fracture between his left shoulder and elbow and will be flown to Delhi on Saturday for a surgery.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted: "Shocked to learn about accident to my colleague and friend @manojsinhabjp Wishing him speedy recovery."