Union minister Manoj Sinha was injured on Friday in a road accident near Gorakhpur town in Uttar Pradesh this evening.

He sustained a fracture in his left arm in the accident which took place around 7.15 PM on the Tapti river bridge near Gorakhpur when he was coming to Gorakhpur from Barabanki, CPRO of North Eastern Railway (NER) Sanjay Yadav said.

The 57-year-old Union Minister of State for Railways and Communications, who represents Ghazipur in the Lok Sabha, was initially admitted to Apollo Hospital and later shifted to the Railway Hospital.

According to sources, the accident took place when the vehicle ahead of the minister's car in the cavalcade suddenly applied brakes to avoid hitting a man. The car carrying Sinha hit the vehicle from behind and in the impact, the minister sustained injury.

The CPRO said the minister would be flown to Delhi on Saturday morning.

Many ministers wished him a speedy recovery on Twitter:

(Feature image source: PTI)