Monday, October 5, 2009

8 soldiers killed in Himachal accident

Shimla: Eight Indian Army personnel were killed in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Sunday evening, police said. 

"Eight Army personnel were killed this (Sunday) evening when the vehicle in which they were travelling fell into the Satluj river near Tattapani in Shimla district," Superintendent of Police R.M. Sharma told. 

Seven bodies have been fished out and operations are on to trace the remaining body, the police officer said. 

Sharma said the army personnel could be from Shimla-based Army Training Command (ARTRAC) but it is yet to be confirmed. He said the cause of the accident is being ascertained. 

Army authorities here refused to comment on the accident. 

The accident spot is located 55 km from here.

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