Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee was seriously injured in a collision between his car and a bolder-carrying truck at Bahrampur in Murshidabad District in the Indian state of West Bengal .
He was returning after inaugurating a Book fair and attending a party program. He was immediately rushed to the Shaktinagar Hospital in Nadia District where 12 he had to be given several stitches. Other people accompanying him were injured too .
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Chief Minister of West Bengal have expressed their deep concern about this accident . Pranab Mukherjee’s condition is serious, although stable.