An escort car part of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy fell into a gorge near Darjeeling in North Bengal on Friday, reported NDTV. All six security men travelling in the vehicle were rescued, though three of them suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital in Darjeeling.
Banerjee's convoy was just behind President Pranab Mukherjee's motorcade. The president was on his way to Bagdogra after his three-day trip in North Bengal. The chief minister reportedly stepped out of her car and coordinated the rescue efforts. Mukherjee's daughter and son also helped in the process.
"After Pranabda’s car moved on, the third car slipped and rolled down the incline. There were five men in the vehicle, all have been rescued. We immediately informed Pranabda and stopped all the vehicles to start rescue efforts," Banerjee said, adding that state police officials and security personnel in other cars helped rescue the men.