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Slovak soldier killed in accident at Sliač military airport

A 37-year-old serving member of the Slovak Army died in an accident on Wednesday, May 21, according to a spokesman for the Slovak Armed Forces, Milan Vanga. The staff sergeant was reportedly inflating a truck tire at a military airbase in Sliač, central Slovakia, when the wheel rim came loose and struck him on the head. Despite receiving immediate first aid, the soldier died. Defence Minister Jaroslav Baška and Chief of Staff of the Slovak Army General Ľubomír Bulík conveyed their condolences to the dead man’s relatives. Another soldier suffered minor injuries and is expected to remain in hospital for 5-7 days. The military police and a commission set up by the Slovak Air Force’s Commander are dealing with the case. SITA

A 37-year-old serving member of the Slovak Army died in an accident on Wednesday, May 21, according to a spokesman for the Slovak Armed Forces, Milan Vanga. The staff sergeant was reportedly inflating a truck tire at a military airbase in Sliač, central Slovakia, when the wheel rim came loose and struck him on the head. Despite receiving immediate first aid, the soldier died. Defence Minister Jaroslav Baška and Chief of Staff of the Slovak Army General Ľubomír Bulík conveyed their condolences to the dead man’s relatives. Another soldier suffered minor injuries and is expected to remain in hospital for 5-7 days. The military police and a commission set up by the Slovak Air Force’s Commander are dealing with the case. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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