Sikkim,23 December 2022:
In a tragic road accident, involving an Army Truck on 23 December 2022 at Zema, North Sikkim, sixteen Bravehearts of the Indian Army lost their lives.
The ill-fated vehicle was part of a three-vehicle convoy that had moved from Chatten in the morning towards Thangu. En route 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. Unfortunately, three Junior Commissioned Officers and 13 soldiers succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident.
Indian Army stands firm with the bereaved families, at this hour of loss.