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7 Indian Army soldiers dead in Ladakh road mishap; grievous injuries to others

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Seven soldiers were killed when a vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge near Shyok river in Ladakh on Friday, officials said.

A party of 26 soldiers was moving from Partapur transit camp to a forward location in Turtuk in Leh district, they said.

The vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and fell into a gorge, resulting in injuries to all of them, the officials said.

The rescue operation was carried out swiftly and all the soldiers were evacuated to a field hospital in Partapur, they said Seven of them succumbed to injuries, the officials said, adding much other personnel have also suffered grievous injuries and are undergoing treatment.

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