Saturday, May 24, 2008

Estonian soldier dies in accident

An Estonian non-commissioned officer who sustained heavy injuries in an accident in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on the evening of May 23rd died in hospital in the night.

Sgt. Major Ivar Brok
Sgt. Maj. Ivar Brok, 30, serving in the support unit NSE-5 of the Estonian contingent in Afghanistan, sustained life-threatening injuries in an accident that happened in the course of loading works at the Camp Bastion base, the General Staff here reports. Brok was loading equipment of the infantry platoon ESTCOY-6 onto trucks when a wheel of a Pasi armoured personnel carrier escaped and rolled on him. Such a wheel weighs several hundred kilograms.

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