Telangana CM escapes tragedy

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2018 18:39 IST

Karimnagar (Telangana) [India] February 27 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had a narrow escape today.

A bag that was part of the Chief Minister's luggage caught fire right before the take off of his chopper.

Smoke was seen coming out of a bag containing a VHF communication set.

Chief Minister was leaving for Adilabad to attend a function, when the incident happened.

According to Commissioner of Police, Kamalhasan Reddy, earlier in the morning at around 10:30 am smoke came out from a VHF communication set in the chopper due to some technical problem wherein Chief Minister was also present at the moment.

"Immediately the bag was removed and thrown out by the security personnel. The chopper was about to start when the incident took place," Reddy told ANI.

Later the communication set was taken by the Intelligence Security Wing (ISW) team for investigation.

IT Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted that Chief Minister is safe and doing well.

(ANI)

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