Former India skipper Virat Kohli recently posted a hearty memorandum for seven soldiers who lost their lives, as their vehicle drifted off the road and fell into the Shyok River, on Friday, May 27. The tragic occurrence took place in the Tuktuk sector of Ladakh, in the morning. The vehicle fell from an altitude of about 50-60 feet, accordance to the officials.
Kohli on social media, wrote an ardent note for the warriors. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper stated, “Devastated to hear about the loss of lives of our brave soldiers. My condolences to the bereaved families and praying for the speedy recovery of all those who are injured.”
Devastated to hear about the loss of lives of our brave soldiers. My condolences to the bereaved families and praying for the speedy recovery of all those who are injured.🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 28, 2022
An official statement from the Indian Army spokesperson described 26 soldiers voyaging to a forward location at approximately 9 AM, about 25 km from Thoise, and their vehicle drifted off the road and fell into the Shyok River. The statement furthermore entailed that several individuals were severely injured and were taken to a hospital in Partapur.
The statement read, “A party of 26 soldiers was moving from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif. At approximately 9 am, around 25 km from Thoise, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell in Shyok river (to a depth of approximately 50-60 ft), resulting in injuries to all occupants.”
“Seven individuals have been declared fatal so far. There are grievous injuries to others as well. Dedicated efforts are underway to ensure that the best medical care is provided to the injured, including requisition of air effort from the Air Force to shift the more serious casualties to Western Command,” the statement added.
Virat Kohli rested for South Africa series
Besides, the IPL schedule is over for RCB and Kohli. Sanju Samson led Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated RCB by seven wickets, in their Qualifier 2 encounter, at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on Friday, May 27.
Jos Buttler’s unbeaten century sealed the deal for RR, while RCB, with the exception of Rajat Patidar and Josh Hazlewood, stumbled miserably against Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, and the overall RR bowling lineup.
Furthermore, Kohli after another not-so-good run with RCB this time will be rested for the upcoming home series against South Africa. After which, he will be heading to England for a test and white ball fixtures, along with the other senior members of the Indian team.
Written By Prachi Pisal