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Five army personnel killed as vehicle catches fire in Poonch

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Vehicle catches fire, five army personnel killed on April 20, 2023.

Jammu: Five armed forces personnel were killed after an army vehicle caught fire when lightning struck it in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, according to the defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand.

Initial reports suggested that a lightning strike may have caused the blaze in the truck at Bhata Dhurian in Mendhar sub-division amidst heavy rains in the hilly area.

The incident occurred while the vehicle was moving from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot in Poonch. They said that the vehicle caught fire, resulting in on spot death of five armed forces personnel.

Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Inderjeet said that an army vehicle caught fire in Bhimber Gali area in which four soldiers were killed.

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