While shooting on the ground in the Luga Leningrad region, Russia, one serviceman was killed and five others received minno-explosive injuries of different severity. About it reports a press-service of the Western military district (ZVO), the defense Ministry, reports the Russian website RIA Novosti.
The incident occurred at about 12:30 during the scheduled tank firing.
“One of the projectiles deviated from the path when you touch the ground (ricochet) and exploded in the immediate vicinity of the shelter in which there were six soldiers of a group of engineering support”, – stated in the message.
At the scene works Commission of the WMD. TASS said that two soldiers were taken in the Luga on the hospital. In shock operating them did surgery.
“They are in a serious condition, there are constant consultations with doctors of the Military medical Academy. As soon as they are transportable, they will be transferred to the Military medical Academy,” – said the chief surgeon of Leningrad region Oleg Ergashev.
He also wounded two helicopters delivered to the Military medical Academy.
“One soldier in a state of moderate severity located in the military hospital of the city of Luga,” said Ergashev.
According to local edition 47news, one of the victims is in serious condition, he can amputate it. The second received shrapnel wounds to the chest.
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