Seven Army soldiers were killed and 19 others were injured in the Tuktuk sector of Ladakh on Friday when the vehicle in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Shyok river.
The accident took place at around 9 am at a place that is around 25 km from Thoise.
As many as 26 soldiers were on their way from the transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif. Seven individuals have been declared dead 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," said an official.
The officials said the vehicle plummeted to a depth of approximately 50 to 60 feet.
All the injured were initially taken to the 403 Field Hospital at Partapur.
Hours later, all 19 injured personnel have been shifted to Chandimandir in the Panchkula district of Haryana.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness over the accident and shared his thoughts with the bereaved families. “I hope those injured recover at the earliest. All possible assistance is being given to the affected," he tweeted.