Tragic accident during exercise: two soldiers dead
Two soldiers lost their lives in a tragic accident at a military training area in Germany. A Leopard battle tank collided with an off-road vehicle during an exercise, the Bundeswehr said.
According to the Bundeswehr, the exact course of events is still being determined. The military training area is in the south of the Lüneburg Heath. Because of the accident, the Ministry of Defense canceled a serenade to say goodbye to Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn (53, CSU) at short notice, reports the “Bild”.
There was a tragic incident on the military training area, wrote the army inspector, Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, on Twitter. And: “Our thoughts and our sympathy are with the bereaved as well as the troops on site.” The Ministry of Defense wrote: “We are in deep mourning.”