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    3 civilians killed as IAF’s MiG-21 jet crashes in Rajasthan, pilot safe

    Three civilians were killed as a MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian () crashed near Rajasthan's Suratgarh during a routine training sortie on Monday morning. A Court of Inquiry has been instituted to ascertain the cause of the accident, the IAF said.

    Hanumangarh SP Sudheer Choudhary said the aircraft crashed in the district's Bahlolnagar village. “Two women died on the spot while a third, who was critically injured, died in the hospital. Three persons sustained injuries too,” he said.

    The deceased were identified as Leela Devi, 55, wife of Rampratap; Bansho Kaur, 45, wife of Ratan Singh alias Ratiram; and Banto, 60, wife of Lal Singh. The injured are undergoing treatment at a government hospital. Kuldeep Moond, former sarpanch of Bahlolnagar, said the deceased “women were not related. They were at Bansho Kaur's home when the aircraft crashed.”

    In a statement, the IAF said, “A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF)…

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