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7 Army personnel killed, several injured in road accident in Ladakh

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Leh: A vehicle ferrying Army personnel skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh on Friday, leaving seven Army personnel dead and several others injured.

The group was moving to a forward location when the mishap took place in Turtuk sector of Ladakh.

“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 50-60 ft), resulting in injuries to all occupants,” an Army spokesperson said.

“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,” Army officials said.

The injured have been shifted to Partapur hospital.

 

 

 

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