By Manoj Singh
Two army personnel died while one was missing when an Army mini-truck skidded off into the Kundil river in Lower Dibang Valley district early hours of Sunday.
Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Mitalai Namchoom said that rescue operation is on and meanwhile two dead body have been recovered which search operation is on to locate the third missing army personnel.
According to Army sources, the team was on the Chapakhoa-Roing-Dibang route when the vehicle’s rear left wheel went off balance and into a landslide near the Iduli village area.
SP Sanjay Kumar Sain when contacted said that search operation continues for the missing personnel even in night as Special forces of the army have also arrived this evening .
“The incident took place around 3 AM. The army unit comprising 18 personnel were en route for a counter insurgency operation near the Assam-Arunachal border when their vehicle skidded off a bridge at Kabung village. Rescue operations are on,” said Lower Dibang SP Sanjay Kumar Sain.
Four soldiers sustained minor injuries in the accident and were provided medical assistance. The district administration started rescue operations with the help of police, locals, army officers and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
The army unit was traversing the Chapakhoa-Roing-Dibang route when the vehicle skidded off the track and fell into the fast flowing stream.
The body of tow personnel’s were identified as Paras Rama and Amar Nath while missing personnel is named as Havaldar Telua