KATHMANDU: At least 10 police personnel were injured when a mini truck they were traveling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Danchhi, Kathmandu on Friday morning, a traffic police official said.

The police vehicle was escorting the motorcade of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal heading for Sankhu to inaugurate Sankhu Mahotsav scheduled to take place at 10 am when the incident occurred.

Of the injured, three police personnel, including two policewomen were said to have fainted. The official said the rescue operation was over and the injured were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The details of the injured were not immediately known.