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a soldier loses his life in a shooting accident

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Defense Group

Bern, 04.23.2024 – On the morning of Tuesday, April 23, 2024, a shooting accident occurred on the Bremgarten parade ground (AG) during an exercise of the Supply / Evacuation Recruit School 45. For for reasons still unexplained, a shot came from an assault rifle, on board a military vehicle, hitting a soldier in the head. After first medical aid was given at the scene, the injured soldier was transported by a rescue helicopter to hospital, where he died in the morning.

The accident occurred on Tuesday morning, shortly after 9:00 a.m. At that time, the soldiers of Supply/Evacuation Recruit School 45 were in the middle of an instructional sequence. For reasons still unexplained, a shot came from an assault rifle on board a military vehicle, hitting a soldier in the head.

After first medical aid was given at the scene, the injured soldier was transported by a rescue helicopter to hospital, where he died in the morning. The recruits are currently in their 15th week of training, in the training-in-training phase.

The victim’s relatives have been informed. They are supported by Army Care Teams just like the comrades of the deceased. The army command extends its condolences to the family of the deceased and is in thought with them.

Military justice has opened an investigation.

Address for sending questions

Mathias Volken
Army spokesperson
+41 58 488 90 96

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Defense Group

General Secretariat of the DDPS

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