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Army Unimog In Accident

16 August 2006

Army Unimog In Accident

An Army Unimog was involved in a fatal accident in Weld Pass south of Blenhiem at around 2.30pm this afternoon.

The vehicle was travelling as part of a convoy when it left the road and went down a bank landing on railway lines. Two soldiers were travelling in the Unimog, one sustained fatal injuries and the other is in a serious condition.

The Army are in the process of informing the next of kin of those involved in the accident.

The Chief of Army, Major General Lou Gardiner has expressed his deep regret at this loss of life and injury.

New Zealand Police are conducting an accident investigation.

ENDS


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