Six soldiers injured in mishap

Udhagamandalam (TN), Feb 15: Six soldiers of Madras Regiment Centre were today injured in a road accident when they were going to Bengaluru to attend the funeral service of two soldiers of their unit who died in the recent avalanche in Siachen.

The mishap occurred when the driver of their van lost control of the vehicle on a turn at Kallahatti, 30 kms from here, and overturned, leaving six soldiers injured, police said.


The soldiers were on their way to take part in the funeral service in Bengaluru, where the mortal remains of Nagesh and Mahesh are expected to arrive this evening.

The injured soldiers were admitted to the government hospital here, while the others continued their journey to Bengaluru, police said.


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