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The soldiers have been initially evacuated to 403 Field Hospital at Partapur, and later flown to Chandigarh for therapy on the Western Command Hospital, one of many army’s best medical services in the nation.

New Delhi: Seven Indian Army soldiers have been killed on Friday and one other 19 injured in Ladakh’s Turtuk sector after the vehicle carrying them skidded off the street and tumbled into the Shyok river, army officers mentioned.

The accident occurred at 9 pm round 25 km from Thoise.

The 26 soldiers have been shifting in an army truck from the transit camp at Partapur, the place an Indian Army brigade is headquartered; to a ahead location in an space the army calls Sub Sector Hanif.

“The vehicle skidded off the road and fell into Shyok river to a depth of around 50-60 feet, resulting in injuries to all occupants,” mentioned one of many officers cited above.

The soldiers have been initially evacuated to 403 Field Hospital at Partapur, and later flown to Chandigarh for therapy on the Western Command Hospital, one of many army’s best medical services in the nation.

“Seven individuals have been declared dead 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,” mentioned the second official.

The incident is a reminder of how soldiers put their lives on the road day by day to hold out their duties in distant areas, mentioned one other official.


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