Seven soldiers died as army vehicle skids in shyok river in ladakh


Srinagar: According to the army the party of 26 soldiers was moving from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif, when it skidded off the road and fell into shyok river in Turtuk area of Ladakh leading to death of seven soldiers. 

Giving more details, according to the army, at about 0900h, around 25km from Thoise, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell in Shyok river (to a depth of approx 50-60ft), resulting in injuries to all occupants. 

The army said all 26 soldiers  were evacuated to 403 Field Hospital at Partapur and  Surgical teams from Leh have moved to Partapur. The army says seven soldiers were 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, including requisition of air effort from the Air Force to shift the more serious casualties to Western Command.”

first published:May 27, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

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