Bodies of 16 Army men sent home after wreath laying ceremony






THE mortal stays of the 16 Army personnel who have been killed in a street accident in Sikkim have been sent to their respective houses after a solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held at Bagdogra airport within the northern half of West Bengal on Saturday.

Post the wreath-laying ceremony, 15 of the our bodies have been flown by particular Air Force plane to varied airports within the nation, from the place they are going to be taken to the victims’ cities or villages, the Army mentioned.

The physique of Naib Subedar Chandan Kumar Mishra, who belonged to (*16*) in Bihar, was taken to his native place by street. “After the our bodies attain the native locations of deceased troopers, native Army authorities will coordinate the handing over of mortal stays to the relations and conduct of funeral with full army honours,” an Army official mentioned.

The 16 bravehearts misplaced their lives when the Army truck they have been travelling in skidded down a steep slope at Zema in North Sikkim on Friday morning. Wreaths have been laid on the mortal stays of the deceased troopers at Bagdogra airport, close to Siliguri metropolis, at a solemn ceremony after the our bodies reached the power shortly after 12.30 pm from Libing helipad in East Sikkim, an Army official mentioned.

The deceased have been accorded a gun salute. Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Trishakti Corps Lt General VPS Kaushik, and different Army and Air Force officers paid their final respects to the deceased troopers, he mentioned.

The mortal stays have been earlier delivered to Sochethang close to Gangtok in Army automobiles from the accident website and autopsy examinations have been carried out. Senior civil and police officers have been current on the hospital to pay their final respects to the departed souls. The ill-fated Army truck through which the deceased jawans have been travelling was half of a three-vehicle convoy that was travelling from Chatten to Thangu, the Army assertion mentioned. The automobile skidded down a steep slope whereas negotiating a pointy flip, resulting in the loss of life of 16 Army men, together with three junior commissioned officers, it mentioned. A rescue operation was instantly launched and 4 injured troopers have been air evacuated to Siliguri and they’re present process therapy at a army hospital. The deceased troopers are Naib Subedar Chandan Kumar Mishra and Naib Subedar Omkar Singh of 285 Medical Regiment, L/Havildar Gopinath Makur, Sepoy Sukha Ram, Havildar Charan Singh and Naik Ravinder Singh Thapa of 26 Mechanised Infantry, the Army mentioned.

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