See How 16 Soldiers Died in Fatal Road Accident (Photos)
16 soldiers die in fatal accident
A fatal road accident that happened on Friday claimed the lives of 16 members of the Indian army.
The incident happened at Zema in North Sikkim. The tragedy occurred as a result of the security personnel’s vehicle making a sharp turn and skidding off.
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“A road accident involving an Army truck occurred in Zema, North Sikkim, claiming the lives of 16 Army personnel and injuring four more.
The Indian Army released a statement saying, “A rescue mission was immediately launched, and four injured soldiers have been air evacuated.”
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The Indian Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh, expressed his condolences for the fatalities on Twitter in response to the accident.
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“Extremely heartbroken over the deaths of Indian Army personnel caused by a car accident in North Sikkim.
“The nation is sincerely appreciative of their service and dedication.
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My condolences to the families of the deceased. I am hoping for those who were hurt to recover quickly,” he wrote.
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