Rashtrapati Bhavan termed the reports 'misleading' and said no one was hurt. In a tweet, the official @RashtrapatiBhvn handle posted: "Reports about accident involving convoy of #PresidentMukherjee misleading. Minor incident, nobody hurt, Prez and team on schedule to Minsk."

According to a Swedish English language daily, President Mukherjee, Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel were travelling through Uppsala University city when they were involved in the crash on Monday evening. But nine people they were travelling with were taken to hospital.

Four cars in the Indian President's convoy are understood to have crashed as they approached a roundabout in the university city of Uppsala, the daily said.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were also making the journey but escaped unharmed, according to the Swedish Royal Court. But several others were taken to hospital following the accident, which took place just after 4.30 pm.

Mukherjee was due to give a speech at the Uppsala University as part of a three-day visit to the Nordic nation. He continued his journey to the Swedish institution, where he was joined by the royal couple, the report said.

President Mukherjee is the first Indian head of state in history to visit Sweden. He arrived over the weekend at the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf and was welcomed at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel before being given a ride in a horse-drawn cortege through the streets of the Swedish capital.

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