By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 27, May 2022, 18:23 pm IST | UPDATED: 27, May 2022, 18:23 pm IST
A party of 26 soldiers was moving in the vehicle from Partapur transit camp to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif, the officials said.
The vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the river, into a depth of 50-60 feet, resulting in injuries to all of them, they said. A rescue operation was carried out swiftly and all the soldiers were evacuated to field hospital in Partapur, the officials said.
"Seven individuals have been declared fatal so far. There are grievous injuries to others as well. Dedicated efforts are underway to ensure that the best medical care is provided to the injured, including requisition of air effort from the Air Force to shift the more serious casualties to Western Command," an official was quoted by PTI.