Three Army jawans were killed and three more jawans were critically injured after the truck they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Sikkim’s East district on Wednesday. 

The incident took place along the New Jawaharlal Nehru Road that connects Gangtok with Nathula near India-China border. 

The three deceased and the three injured jawans belong to the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army. 

The jawans were moving towards Gangtok when the accident took place. 

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The accident killed the driver and two other soldiers on the spot. 

“The rescue operation was conducted by the Army, BRO, police and locals in the inhospitable terrain amid bad weather and the three survivors were admitted to an Army hospital in Gangtok,” a statement read. 

Later, the injured jawans were “shifted to a medical establishment” in West Bengal’s Siliguri. 

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