British tank crewman killed, three injured in live fire exercise accident

According to the BBC, a British tank crewman was killed and three others injured in an accident at the Castlemartin Range on Wednesday.

_96501485_castlemartinsearchThe Royal Tank Regiment soldier died on Thursday after being injured at Castlemartin Range on Wednesday.

BBC Wales understands that the incident involved ammunition.
Minister for People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood, said the soldier died with his family “by his bedside”.

BBC Wales understands the soldier died at Morriston Hospital.
Three seriously injured soldiers have been taken to hospitals in Swansea, Cardiff and Birmingham.

One injured soldier is in Morriston Hospital, Swansea, another at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and the third was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, which has a dedicated wing for treating injured service personnel.

The MoD, Dyfed-Powys Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident.

Mr Ellwood said: “It is with deep sadness that I can confirm the death of a soldier from the Royal Tank Regiment who died as a result of injuries sustained in an incident at Castlemartin Range.

“His next of kin were by his bedside and we will be respecting their privacy before further details are released.

“Three other soldiers have also been wounded and our thoughts remain with the friends and families of all those involved.

“The safety of our personnel is our absolute priority and a full investigation is under way to understand the details of this tragic incident.”

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