Ladakh: 7 Jawans Killed After Army Vehicle Falls Into Shyok River

27 May, 2022 17:18 IST|Sakshi Post
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7 Army jawans were killed and 19 others injured after the vehicle in which they were traveling skidded off the road and rolled down 50 feet down a gorge into the Shyok river in the Turtuk sector of Ladakh on Friday.

 Army officials said that the accident took place at around 9 am at a place that is around 25 km from Thoise. As many as 26 soldiers were on their way from the transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif.

"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," said an official. The officials said the vehicle fell into the Shyok river to a depth of approximately 50 to 60 feet from the road. 
They were moving from the transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in sub-sector Hanifwhen the  vehicle skidded off the road and fell in Shyok river. All the injured were initially taken to the 403 Field Hospital at Partapur and later 19 injured personnel were shifted to Chandimandir in the Panchkula district of Haryana by an Air Ambulance.

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