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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 6.56 AM IST

Seven soldiers killed as army vehicle falls into river; deceased Malayali soldier identified

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SRINAGAR: Seven soldiers, including a Malayali soldier, were killed after an army vehicle fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh. The deceased Malayali soldier has been identified as Lance Havildar Mohammad Sajal (41), a native of Malappuram.

The incident took place at around 9 am today. There were 26 soldiers in the bus. The soldiers were travelling from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif. The bus fell to a depth of around 50-60 feet, resulting in injuries to all occupants.

All the occupants of the vehicle have been shifted to the Field Hospital in Partapur. A team of experts, including specialist doctors, has been sent to Partapur. A military spokesman said all wounded were being treated.

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