7 Army soldiers killed as their vehicle falls into Shyok river in Ladakh
Army said those injured have been evacuated to the 403 Field Hospital at Partapur
Seven Army soldiers were killed after the bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell headlong into river Shyok in Turtuk sector of Ladakh on Friday. Several others have sustained injuries.
The bus carrying 26 soldiers was moving from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif when the accident took place at 9 am.
Reports said the bus fell into a depth of around 50-60 feet.
Army said those injured have been evacuated to the 403 Field Hospital at Partapur.
"Seven individuals have been declared fatal so far. There are grievous injuries to others as well. Dedicated 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," the Army said in a statement.