13 policemen injured

Thirteen policemen of the sixth battalion of the Tamil Nadu Special Police suffered minor injuries when the van in which they were travelling skidded and turned upside down at Etticherry, near Peraiyur in Mudukalathur block on Wednesday.

Police said the policemen were on their way to conduct a raid on sand smuggling when the mishap occurred. The driver, it was said, lost control, while negotiating a turn. One policeman was referred to the Madurai Government Hospital, while others were treated as outpatients at the local government hospital, police added.

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