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Ladakh: 9 Army Personnel Killed, One Critically Injured After Vehicle Falls Into Gorge In Leh

Nine Indian Army soldiers were killed in an accident after their vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Leh district of Ladakh on Saturday evening. Many others were also injured in the incident.

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Nine Indian Army soldiers were killed in an accident after their vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Leh district of Ladakh on Saturday evening. Many others were also injured in the incident.

An ALS vehicle which was moving as part of a convoy from Leh to Nyoma, skidded into the valley at approximately 5:45-6:00 PM, 7 Km short of Kiari. The troops were moving from Karu garrison to Kyari near Leh. There were 10 personnel travelling in the vehicle, of which nine died and one was injured. The injured personnel has been shifted to the hospital and his condition is 'critical'. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoled the deaths of the army personnel. "Saddened by the loss of Indian Army personnel due to an accident near Leh in Ladakh. We will never forget their exemplary service to our nation. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. The injured personnel have been rushed to the Field Hospital. Praying for their speedy recovery," he said in a tweet.

(This is a developing story. More details awaited.)

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