President, PM, Rahul Gandhi expressed sorrow on deaths of 7 soldiers in Ladakh 

27 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

The soldiers were being transported from Nubra to Turtuk when their van crashed into the Shyok river at Largyab, Pachhathang.

On Friday, an Indian Army truck carrying 26 jawans crashed into the Shyok river in Ladakh’s Turtuk district, killing at least seven soldiers. Nineteen others were critically injured in the disaster and were taken to Panchkula’s Army Western Command Hospital.

The accident occurred when the army vehicle transporting troops from Nubra to Turtuk collided with the river near Largyab, Pachhathang.

“I am saddened to learn that some of our gallant soldiers were killed in a tragic road accident in Ladakh. My sincere sympathies to the bereaved families. “I wish for the injured’s quick recovery,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated on its official Twitter account.

The Prime Minister stated that the afflicted soldiers are receiving every available assistance. “We are heartbroken at the bus disaster in Ladakh, which claimed the lives of our gallant army personnel. My condolences to the deceased families. I hope those who have been injured are able to recuperate as soon as possible. Modi remarked on Twitter, “All possible support is being given to the victims.”

“Extremely pained to learn of the horrific event involving Indian Army men in Ladakh,” Gandhi wrote. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, and best wishes for our injured soldiers’ quick recovery.”

“The vehicle went off the road and plummeted into the Shyok river to a depth of roughly 50-60 feet, resulting in injuries to all occupants,” a senior official stated.

A group of 26 soldiers was en route from Partapur’s transit camp to a forward area in sub-sector Hanif. “Around 9 a.m., 25 kilometres from Thoise, the vehicle ran off the road and landed in the Shyok river,” said the official.