Seven soldiers killed as vehicles falls into gorge in Ladakh


PTI, May 27, 2022, 4:53 PM IST

Image Source: India Today (Shyok river in Ladakh.)

Seven soldiers were killed when a vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge near Shyok river in Ladakh on Friday, officials said.

A party of 26 soldiers was moving from Partapur transit camp to a forward location in Turtuk in Leh district, they said.

The vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and fell into a gorge, resulting in injuries to all of them, the officials said.

The rescue operation was carried out swiftly and all the soldiers were evacuated to field hospital in Partapur, they said Seven of them succumbed to injuries, the officials said, adding many other personnel have also suffered grievous injuries and are undergoing treatment.

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