5 Army personnel die in eastern Ladakh after tank gets stuck in river

Source: indianexpress.com indianexpress.com

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Five Army personnel died early Saturday morning while carrying out a routine military training activity with tanks that involved crossing the Shyok River at the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) area of eastern Ladakh, officials told The Indian Express. A troop of Russian-origin T-72 tanks was engaged in the fording exercise, officials added. The Shyok is a tributary of the Indus River which flows through northern Ladakh. As per officials, while the leading tank managed to cross the river, at least one of the tanks drifted due to a high current and a sudden increase in water levels of the river...