Sixteen Members of Military Injured in Vehicle Accident

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A picture from the accident (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, May 18 (TASR) – Sixteen professional servicemen suffered injuries when a Tatra 815 military vehicle crashed at Mociar military facility close to Ziar nad Hronom (Banska Bystrica region) on Thursday afternoon, TASR learnt from Defence Ministry spokesperson Danka Capakova on the same day.

The soldiers were air force members of the Slovak Armed Forces. Four of them suffered serious injuries, according to the Defence Ministry.

It appears that the vehicle in question toppled over. The injured were rushed to hospital by airlift and ambulances.

The case is being looked into by a committee of the chief of general staff and chief of crisis staff plus Defence Ministry State Secretary Marian Salon, as Defence Minister Peter Gajdos is currently away in Brussels for talks.

“It’s not possible to provide more detailed information at this stage,” said Capakova.

The cause of the incident will be investigated by Military Police.