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Sikkim: Sixteen Army men were killed, including three Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), in a road accident in Zema, North Sikkim, on Friday after their vehicle fell off while negotiating a hairpin turn, according to the Army.


The Army vehicle carrying the men was part of a three-vehicle convoy travelling from Chatten to Thangu.

“The unfortunate car was part of a three-vehicle convoy that had left Chatten in the morning for Thangu. The truck fell down a steep slope while taking a tight turn en route to Zema. A rescue mission was promptly begun, and four injured soldiers were airlifted to safety “According to a statement issued by the Army.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of Indian Army troops in the mishap.

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“Enroute at Zema, the vehicle skidded down a steep slope while negotiating a sharp turn. A rescue mission was immediately launched, and four injured soldiers have been air evacuated,” the Army said.

Unfortunately, three Junior Commissioned Officers and 13 troops died as a result of their injuries in the tragedy. “In this hour of grief, the Indian Army stands firm with the bereaved families,” it stated.

According to the Indian Army, wreaths will be placed today at a sombre ceremony for the 16 Army men who died in a horrific accident at Zema in North Sikkim.





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