9 Indian Army soldiers killed in accident in Ladakh

The accident took place near Kyari town when the vehicle fell into a gorge

New Delhi: In a tragic incident as many as 9 Indian Army soldiers were killed in an accident in Ladakh on Saturday. The accident took place near Kyari town when their vehicle fell into a gorge. ANI tweeted about the incident today.

As per reports, the troops were moving from Karu garrison to Kyari near Leh when the accident took place. Many troops have suffered injuries also in the accident, ANI mentioned in the tweet quoting Defence Officials.

Initially report of death of 7 soldiers surfaced. However, later it was informed that the death toll increased to nine while one has been injured.

The accident reportedly took place at Kiyari in Nyoma area, 150 km from Leh, late on Saturday afternoon when an Army truck, carrying 10 soldiers, skidded off the road and fell into a river.

A relief and rescue operation was launched immediately after receiving the news about the accident.

Details awaited.

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