August 27, 2015 6:51:07 pm
The Army on Thursday rescued 14 people, including eight foreign nationals, who were trapped in a road accident near Sangam, Nimu in Leh.
A defense spokesperson said that around 11am on Thursday, a severe mishap occurred at the NH 1A near Sangam, Nimu in Leh, and the Army immediately evacuated them to the nearby Military Hospital for treatment.
“A civilian Traveller Minibus Maxi Cab travelling from Sangam to Chilling carrying 14 tourists toppled on the roadside due to the bursting of the right rear tyre, and passengers were injured and trapped inside the vehicle,” the spokesperson said.
The Army said that troops from 14 Corps returning after rafting saw the toppled vehicle and immediately came to the rescue.
“They saved the trapped passengers and without any delay evacuated them to Military Hospital at Nimu,” said the spokesperson. “Out of the 14 travelers, 8 were foreigners. Along with them 6 Indian tourists were also there. Eight were severely injured and 6 had sustained minor injuries with abrasion / laceration, sprain and strains.”
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