Assam: Army Jawan Killed, 4 Others Injured In Road Mishap Along Indo-Bhutan Border
One Army Jawan was killed and four others injured in a road accident in Geruapar of Assam's Tamulpur District on Monday
GUWAHATI: In a tragic accident, one jawan of the Indian Army was killed and four others were seriously injured in Tamulpur district of Assam on Monday.
The army vehicle with the five army jawans on board was travelling towards Darranga Field Firing Range (DFFR) along the Indo-Bhutan border in Tamulpur from Narangi Cantonment in Guwahati, according to a Defence Spokesperson.
As per information, the vehicle was an army ambulance which was carrying the jawans for training activities.
The accident took place near Geruapar under Gerua Police Station. It is located at an estimated distance of 10 kilometers from Tamulpur towards Hathighor.
It is known that a burst in one of the tyres of the vehicle has led to the accident.
"A tyre of the vehicle burst, leading to the accident, near Geruapar, about 10 kms from the headquarter town of Tamulpur. One of the jawans was killed, while the rest were injured," said the Defence Spokesperson.
Soon after the accident happened, a chopper was rushed to evacuate them. The four injured were evacuated in a Army helicopter to 151 Base Hospital in Guwahati's Basistha.
On the other hand, the deceased jawan has been identified as Lance Naik Prabin Tamang.
Tamang was resident of Darjeeling in West Bengal. He is survived by his wife.
The other four soldiers who were injured and later rushed to the Army Base Hospital in Guwahati are known to be stable and are undergoing treatment.
It may be recalled here that earlier on October 21, five jawans of the Indian Army were killed in a helicopter crash in Upper Siang of Arunachal Pradesh. A Rudra advanced light helicopter with the five jawans on board crashed near the Indo-China border in Upper Siang. Just prior to the crash, the Air Traffic Control received a 'May Day Call' from the helicopter which is suggestive of a technical failure in it.
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