At least 21 Indian soldiers were reportedly injured in an accident in the United Kingdom during a training exercise with the British troopers on Wednesday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening on Salisbury Plain, the UK's largest military training area, when three troop carriers collided.

Some of the soldiers suffered "life-changing injuries", according to British media reports. 

"We had reports of four to five people with life-changing injuries and approximately 16 others walking wounded. The road traffic collision happened on a by-way which cuts through the plain, hence why we were called," a Wiltshire police spokesman told The Guardian

The British Army stated through its official Twitter account that 21 Indian soldiers and 2 British soldiers were injured in the road accident. However, the tweet was later deleted. 

Here is a screen-shot of the tweet - 

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    A convoy of British military vehicles, including troop carriers, drive across Salisbury Plain, near to Westdown Camp during an exercise, Britain, June 18, 2015. A collision involving three military troop carriers near Britain's biggest military training area.Reuters

About 120 Indian soldiers from the First Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment were participating in an annual joint exchange exercise with the British soldiers. The exercise has been codenamed "Ajeya Warrior".

ANI reported that two Indian soldiers sustained leg fractures in the accident. 

A Sky News journalist has tweeted that one of the Indian soldiers had his leg amputated. 

The Indian Army had posted photos of Army Chief General Dalbir Singh meeting British soldiers at Salisbury Plain on Wednesday. 

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Posted by ADGPI - Indian Army on Wednesday, June 17, 2015