Yerran Naidu escapes bid on life, personal staff injured

Published on Apr 19, 2004 01:39 PM IST

Senior TDP leader K Yerran Naidu escaped with minor injuries in a landmine blast triggered by PWG naxalites near Singupuram.

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Senior TDP leader and party candidate from Srikakulam Lok Sabha seat K Yerran Naidu escaped with minor injuries in a landmine blast triggered by PWG naxalites near Singupuram junction in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

However, his two gunmen, personal assistant and driver sustained injuries in the explosion late last night, they said.

Former Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party leader Naidu, who fell unconscious after the blast, was immediately taken to Srikakulam district headquarters hospital, 14 km away from the blast site.

He was discharged this morning after undergoing various test and is still in deep shock, reports reaching here said.

The condition of injured gunmen Dharmarao and Shesaiah, driver Ramulu and personal assistant Karunakaran was stated to be out of danger, the report said.

The explosion occurred when Naidu was returning to Srikakulam from Tekkali after winding up campaign for the first phase of election tomorrow. He is seeking re-election from Srikakulam Lok Sabha seat.

The front portion of the vehicle was badly damaged in the blast, police added.

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