Sikkim Army Truck accident: A tribute will be paid on Saturday (December 24) to 16 soldiers who died in a road accident in Sikkim. Wreaths will be laid at the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal for the jawans’ mortal remains, according to a statement from the Indian Army. The dead bodies’ remains will thereafter be sent to their hometowns.
At Jema in North Sikkim on Friday, a horrific mishap claimed the lives of 16 Indian Army troops.
As per the army, the military truck involved in the accident in Sikkim was one of three vehicles in a convoy. From Chatten, this caravan was moving toward Thangu. This occurrence took place in Jema in the meantime.
16 heroes lost their lives
Naib Subedar Chandan Kumar Mishra and Naib Subedar Omkar Singh of the 285 Medical Regiment, L/Havildar Gopinath Makur, Sepoy Sukha Ram, Havildar Charan Singh, and Naik Ravinder Singh Thapa of the 26 Mechanized Infantry are among those who perished in the mishap, according to the army.
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Four troops from the 25 Grenadiers, L/Naik Bhupendra Singh, Naik Shyam Singh Yadav, Naik Lokesh Kumar, and Grenadier Vikas Kumar, died in the accident together with Naik Vaishakh S and Naik Pramod Singh of the 221 Field Regiment.
According to the army, other troops who perished in the disaster included Subedar Guman Singh and L/Havildar Arvind Singh from the 8 Rajasthan Rifles, L/Naik Sombir Singh from the 113 Engineer Regiment, and L/Naik Manoj Kumar from the 1871 Field Regiment.
President Draupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Congressman Rahul Gandhi sent their condolences to the mourning families of the dead heroes.
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