#Kolkata: Eight soldiers were killed and 19 others were seriously injured in a tragic accident at Nubra in Turtuk sector of Ladakh. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the tragic incident on Friday. He tweeted, “I am saddened by the death of 6 of our soldiers in a tragic road accident in Ladakh on Friday afternoon. Several jawans were seriously injured in the accident. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims. “
Deeply distressed by the traumatic road accident death of our 7 brave soldiers in Ladakh this afternoon. Some more seriously injured in the case. Sincere condolences for the bereaved, solidarity for all.
– Mamata Banerjee (aMamataOfficial) May 27, 2022
On Friday, an army bus lost control and fell into the Shyok river in the Turtuk sector of Ladakh. There were 26 soldiers in that bus number JK 10 6245. Eight soldiers were killed and 19 others were seriously injured in the accident. According to army sources, 19 injured soldiers were airlifted to Western Command Hospital.
It is learned that the bus was going from Nubra to Turtuk and was being driven by a jawan of Changmar named Ahmed Shah. When the driver suddenly lost control at Largiab near Parathang, the bus plunged 80-90 feet into the steep valley of the Shiyak River. The rescue operation was started by Leh police, army and locals. An FIR has been lodged with Nubra Police Station under sections 10/2022 U / S 279, 337, 304A of the Indian Penal Code.
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