Seven soldiers killed, 19 injured as vehicle falls into Ladakh river

By H.JanGra May  28, 2022

Seven Army soldiers died and 19 were injured, some of them seriously, after their vehicle skidded off a road and plunged into the Shyok river in Ladakh on Friday

The mishap happened in Turtuk sector in the morning, with the vehicle falling from a height of around 50-60 feet, officials said.

The troops were initially taken to a field hospital at Partapur, with the Army dispatching surgical teams from Leh. Seven of them were declared dead.

In the evening, the Air Force moved the injured soldiers to the Army Command Hospital at Chandimandir in Haryana’s Panchkula district, said an Army statement.

The statement said the 26-soldier team was moving from a transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in the Hanif sub-sector at around 9 am on Friday

About 25 km from Thoise, a major military base in Nubra Valley, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river, “resulting in injuries to all occupants”.

“Dedicated efforts are underway to ensure that the best medical care is provided to the injured,” said an official.