Following the deaths of two instructors and serious injuries caused to two other Army personnel on Wednesday evening, a condolence meeting was held at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in St. Thomas Mount on Thursday evening.
The bodies of Hawildar Tarseem Singh (31), attached to Army Physical Training Corps. and rifleman Manwar Singh (30), of the 17 Garhwal Rifles regiment, were brought in an Army truck to the mortuary of Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital in Chromepet on Thursday morning. After the post-mortem was performed, their bodies were handed over to Army staff at the Academy. The bodies will be flown on Friday morning to New Delhi, from where they will be taken to their respective hometowns in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The two injured personnel, Sushil Kumar Singh and Rajendra Kumar Singh, will be flown to the Military Hospital in Bengaluru for advanced treatment.
The group of instructors, were pushing a mobile ladder to prepare the grounds for an inter-company obstacle course competition (which was cancelled on Thursday), when the accident took place.