Five Army Soldiers Killed After Vehicle Catches Fire In Poonch

Poonch, April 20: Five army soldiers were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in caught fire in Poonch district on Thursday.

Official sources told GNS that the incident took places in Bhatadhurian area of Mendhar Sub Division in Poonch this afternoon.

“Today, at about 1500 hours, one vehicle of Indian Army, while moving from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot in District Poonch (J&K), caught fire. In this tragic incident five soldiers of Indian Army have lost their life,” defence ministry spokesperson based in Jammu said.

“Further details are being ascertained.”

While army statement was silent about reasons, sources said that investigations are underway if the incident happened due to grenade or thundering as it was heavily raining in the area. gns

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