Prez, PM Modi, DM Rajanth Mourn Over Death Of Army Personnel In North Sikkim

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other political leaders on Friday condoled the deaths of Indian Army personnel in a tragic road accident in North Sikkim involving an Army truck.

“Anguished to learn about the loss of lives of brave soldiers of the Indian Army in a road accident in Sikkim. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Tweeted President Murmu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of the Indian Army personnel and prayed for the recovery of those injured.

“Pained by the loss of lives of our brave army personnel due to a road mishap in Sikkim. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon,” Tweeted PMO.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the death of the Bravehearts.

“Anguished to learn about the tragic road accident that took away the lives of our brave Army soldiers in Sikkim. I express my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. The injured have been provided with every possible assistance, may they recover at the earliest,” Tweeted Amit Shah.

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “Shocked to hear the news of the tragic road accident in Zema, Sikkim, which has cost us the lives of 16 brave Army personnel. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Wishing a speedy recovery to those injured.”

Reportedly, an ill-fated vehicle was part of a three-vehicle convoy that was going from Chatten in the morning towards Thangu. En route at Zema, the vehicle skidded down a steep slope while negotiating a sharp turn.

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