A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was among nine soldiers dead and another was injured after an army vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Leh district of Ladakh on Saturday, GNS reported quoting officials.
An army officer said that the accident took place at Kyari in Nyoma area of Leh this evening.
Soon after the incident, he said, a massive rescue operation was launched at the site. However, eight soldiers died on the spot and two others were injured, he said. The injured were evacuated to hospital and one of them succumbed to injuries later, the officer added. All the bodies have been receovered, he said.
The soldiers were moving from Karu Garrison to Kyari when the accident took place, sources said. GNS