Soldier, 23, dies in ‘tank roll’ tragedy on Salisbury Plain

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investigation has been started after one Soldier He was crushed to death by a tank during a military training exercise.

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The 23-year-old was part of a crew operating an armored vehicle that rolled down near the village of Enford in Wiltshire on Friday.

The soldier, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene on a public road.


Wiltshire Police Said that a joint investigation has begun with the Health and Safety Executive and the military.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances following the death of a 23-year-old soldier at noon on 15 October.

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“He was part of a crew operating an armored vehicle and participating in a military exercise at the Salisbury Plain Training Area near the village of Enford.

“This is now a joint investigation between Wiltshire Police, the military and the Health and Safety Executive.

“Our condolences are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time, and we ask that their privacy be respected.”

The soldier died during a training exercise on Friday (PA).

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Davis MP Danny Kruger said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of a soldier at Salisbury Field yesterday while training near Enfield.

“My heartfelt condolences to the soldier’s family and his comrades and my thanks to the police and fire service for their prompt presence at the scene.

“While thankfully rare, it is important that all serious accidents that occur during military training exercises are thoroughly investigated.

“We are deeply indebted to the young men and women who risk their lives for our safety and we must do everything possible to keep them safe as well.”

An Army spokesman said: “It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier at Salisbury Plain Training Area.

“Wiltshire Police are investigating and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further.”


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