An army vehicle fell into a valley in Ladakh at 4.45 pm on Saturday. According to news agency PTI, 9 soldiers have died in this accident. While one is injured, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital. The accident took place near Kiari in Nyoma in South Ladakh.
Leh SSP PD Nitya said that a convoy of five army vehicles was on its way to Nyoma from Leh. The driver of one of the vehicles in the convoy (carrying 10 personnel) lost control near Kiari. Due to which the vehicle fell into the valley.
8 soldiers were martyred and 2 were injured in this accident. The injured were admitted to a hospital for treatment, where one soldier died during treatment. The condition of others is also fragile. Army officials said nine soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were among those who lost their lives in the accident.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed grief over the tragedy. He wrote on the X post – I am saddened by the death of an Indian Army soldier in an accident near Leh in Ladakh. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. The injured have been taken to a field hospital. I pray for his speedy recovery.
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