5 soldiers killed after their vehicle catches fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

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An army vehicle catches fire after being struck by lightning in the Bhatadurain area of Mendhar in Poonch district | Photo: PTI

Jammu/New Delhi: Five Army soldiers were killed on Thursday after their vehicle caught fire while moving from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

An Army official said the incident took place at around 3 pm.

"Today, at about 1500 hours, one vehicle of the Indian Army, while moving from Bhimber Gali to Sangiot in District Poonch (J&K), caught fire," he said.

"In this tragic incident five soldiers of the Indian Army have lost their lives," he said.

It is not immediately known how the vehicle caught fire. PTI

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