Seven Indian Army soldiers have lost their lives so far in a vehicle accident in the Turtuk sector of Ladakh, and grievous injuries to others too. Efforts are currently on to ensure the best medical care for the injured, including requisition of air effort from the Indian Air Force to shift more serious ones to Western Command, informed Army sources.
As per the latest updates, a group of 26 soldiers were moving from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif. At approximately 9 am in the morning, around 25km from Thoise, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell in the Shyok river (to a depth of approx 50-60ft), resulting in injuries to all the soldiers. All 26 individuals were evacuated to 403 Field Hospital at Partapur.