New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of soldiers who died after an Army truck fell into a river in Ladakh, saying their rich service to the nation will always be remembered.
Taking to social media platform ‘X’, PM Modi also expressed his condolence to the bereaved families of the deceased soldiers.
“Pained by the mishap near Leh in which we have lost personnel of the Indian Army. Their rich service to the nation will always be remembered. Condolences to the bereaved families. May those who are injured recover at the earliest,” the PM said.
According to defence officials, as many as nine Indian Army personnel were killed and one was injured after their vehicle fell into a gorge in Ladakh.
According to officials, the accident occurred around 6.30 pm. “The troops were moving from Karu garrison to Kyari near Leh,” they added.
Further information, on the incident is awaited.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the bereaved families.
“Deeply saddened by the tragic road accident in Ladakh in which we lost our valiant soldiers, as their vehicle fell into a gorge. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. My sincerest condolences to them. May the injured recover at the earliest,” Shah tweeted.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda also condoled the deaths of nine soldiers.
“Deeply pained to hear about the loss of our Army personnel in a tragic road accident near Leh in Ladakh. The nation will forever be in debt for their service. My sincere condolences to the bereaved families. May the Almighty give them strength to bear this pain. I am praying for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Nadda took to the social media platform, X. (ANI)
Condoling the demise of the soldiers, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also expressed his condolences and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
In a condolence message, on his social media handle X, the Congress MP wrote,” The news of the martyrdom of many of our soldiers due to the accident of an army vehicle in Ladakh is extremely sad. I pay my humble tribute to all the martyrs. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the Jawans. I hope for the speedy recovery of the injured”. (ANI)
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