Eastern Ladakh Accident: 5 Soldiers Lost Lives Due to Increase In Water Level In Shyok River, Says Army

Eastern Ladakh Accident: 5 Soldiers Lost Lives Due to Increase In Water Level In Shyok River, Says Army

Srinagar, June 29: Army on Saturday said that the five soldiers lost lives due to sudden increase in Shyok river near Saser Brangsa, Eastern Ladakh.

“On 28 Jun 2024 night, while deinducting from a military training activity, an army tank got struck in the Shyok River, near Saser Brangsa, Eastern Ladakh due to sudden increase in the water level,” army said ina statement as per GNS.

“Rescue teams rushed to the location, however, due to high current and water levels, the rescue mission didn’t succeed and the tank crew lost their lives,” it said, adding, “Indian Army regrets loss of five brave personnel while being operationally deployed in Eastern Ladakh.” The army further said that rescue operations are underway.

Earlier as reported by GNS, a Junior Commissioned Officer was among five soldiers killed when the tank met with the accident, close to LAC. (GNS)

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