PM Expresses Anguish, Says All Possible Assistance Being Given to Those Affected

The accident occurred at about 9 am in a place about 25 kilometers from Thuwaz (File Photo-PTI)

The accident occurred at about 9 am in a place about 25 kilometers from Thuwaz (File Photo-PTI)

Seven soldiers were killed and 19 others wounded in the Tuktuk sector of Ladakh on Friday when the vehicle they were traveling in skidded off the road and plunged into the Chok River, army officials said.

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  • Last updated:May 27, 2022 at 21:03 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed concern over the road accident in Ladakh which claimed the lives of seven army personnel and said all possible assistance is being provided to those affected. Seven army soldiers were killed and 19 others wounded in the Tuktuk sector of Ladakh on Friday when the vehicle they were traveling in skidded off the road and fell into the Chok River, army officials said.

They said that the accident occurred at about 9 am in a place about 25 kilometers from Thawaz. “We are concerned about the bus accident in Ladakh in which we lost our brave army personnel,” Modi said in a tweet.

“My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover as soon as possible. All possible assistance is being given to those affected.” According to officials, 26 soldiers were on their way from the temporary camp in Bartapur to an outpost in Hanif sub-sector when the accident occurred.

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