लद्दाख के दौलत बेग ओल्डी इलाके में टैंक अभ्यास के दौरान नदी में पानी भर जाने से 5 सैन्यकर्मियों के मारे जाने की आशंका है।

लद्दाख के दौलत बेग ओल्डी इलाके में टैंक अभ्यास के दौरान नदी में पानी भर जाने से 5 सैन्यकर्मियों के मारे जाने की आशंका है।

5 Army Personnel Feared Dead After River Overflows During Tank Exercise In Ladakh’s Daulat Beg Oldie Area.

Five soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, died when their tank was swept away during a river-crossing exercise near the Line of Actual Control in Leh’s Daulat Beg Oldie area.

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5 Army Personnel Feared Dead After River Overflows During Tank Exercise In Ladakh’s Daulat Beg Oldie Area.

Five soldiers lost their lives when their tank was swept away during a river-crossing exercise near the Line of Actual Control in Leh’s Daulat Beg Oldie area early Saturday morning. Officials confirmed that all five bodies have been recovered. Among the deceased was a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO). The incident occurred around 1 am when their T-72 tank encountered an accident near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Mandir Morh. The soldiers were on a training mission when the water levels suddenly rose, submerging the tank and its crew in the swelling river.

"On the night of June 28, 2024, while deinducting from a military training activity, an army tank got stuck in the Shyok River near Saser Brangsa, Eastern Ladakh, due to a sudden increase in water level. Rescue teams rushed to the location, but due to the high current and water levels, the rescue mission failed, and the tank crew lost their lives. The Indian Army regrets the loss of five brave personnel while being operationally deployed in Eastern Ladakh. Rescue operations are underway," Defence PRO Leh told ANI.

Parts of Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh have been experiencing heavy rainfall in the past few days, with landslides reported in Shimla, Kullu, and Kinnaur districts on Friday.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his condolences on social media, saying, "Deeply saddened at the loss of lives of five of our brave Indian Army soldiers in an unfortunate accident while getting the tank across a river in Ladakh. We will never forget the exemplary service of our gallant soldiers to the nation. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. The nation stands firm with them during this hour of grief."

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