Seven Army personnel killed in Ladakh road mishap

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SRINAGAR — At least seven Indian Army soldiers died and several others were injured after the vehicle, they were travelling in, skidded off the road and fell in Shyok river in Ladakh.

An official told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a party of 26 soldiers was moving from the transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif when the vehicle skidded off the road and fell in Shyok river, resulting in injuries to all occupants. “The vehicle fell to a depth of around 50-60 feet,” he said.

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The official said seven individuals have been declared fatal so far while others have been evacuated to 403 Field Hospital at Partapur.

“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,” he added.

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