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7 Soldiers dead after vehicle carrying 26 falls in Shyok River in Ladakh

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  • 27th May, 2022 05:05:50 PM
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7 Soldiers dead after vehicle carrying 26 falls in Shyok River in Ladakh

Srinagar:  Seven soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle fell into Shyok river in Ladakh, the army said.

"A party of 26 soldiers was moving from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif. At approximately 9 am, around 25 km from Thoise, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell in Shyok river (to a depth of approximately 50-60ft), resulting in injuries to all occupants," an army spokesperson said.

"Seven individuals have been declared fatal so far. There are grievous injuries to others as well. Dedicated efforts are underway to ensure that the best medical care is provided to the injured, including requisition of air effort from the Air Force to shift the more serious casualties to Western Command," they said.

 

Source: NDTV