Major Accident In Sikkim: 16 Army Personnel Killed

An army vehicle met with a major accident on Friday in Sikkim. 

In this accident, 16 soldiers including 3 JCOs of the army have been martyred. 

The incident took place at Jema in North Sikkim. 

The accident vehicle was part of a convoy of three vehicles. 

The convoy had moved from Chatten towards Thangu in the morning. The vehicle skidded down a steep slope at a sharp turn on its way to Jemaa. 

Three Junior Commissioned Officers and 13 jawans succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.

According to the army, the truck fell into a deep gorge while taking a sharp turn. 

” 16 brave soldiers of the Indian Army lost their lives when an Army truck met with an accident on December 23 at Gema in North Sikkim,” the Army said .

Rescue operations were launched immediately after the accident and four injured soldiers are being airlifted.

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