Two Israeli soldiers killed in Golan training accident
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Two Israeli soldiers killed in Golan training accident

IDF opens investigation after a self-propelled cannon overturned into a ditch during a military exercise resulting in two deaths

Israeli army soldiers in the Golan Heights (June 2017)

 Photo by: Ayal Margolin- JINIPIX
Israeli army soldiers in the Golan Heights (June 2017) Photo by: Ayal Margolin- JINIPIX

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a training accident in the Golan Heights.

A self-propelled cannon overturned into a ditch during a military exercise early Wednesday morning, according to the Israel Defence Forces.

Along with the two fatalities, two soldiers were seriously injured with internal and orthopaedic injuries and two others were lightly injured. The injured soldiers were evacuated to Ziv Medical Centre in Tzfat/Safed and Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

The IDF has opened an investigation into the incident.

A preliminary investigation found that the driver of the cannon was blinded by other vehicles in the convoy, which made an unplanned U-turn.

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