Three Soldiers Dead As Tank Plunges Into River In Taiwan


Three soldiers dead as tank plunges into river in Taiwan

TAIPEI, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Augst,2016) : Three soldiers were killed when a tank slipped and plunged into a river during heavy rains following an annual firing drill in southern Taiwan, officials said Tuesday. The CM11 armoured vehicle carrying five soldiers was returning to camp in southern Pingtung county around 10:30 am (0230 GMT) after completing the firing test when it slipped from a bridge and fell upside down into the Wangsha river, the army said.

The driver managed to escape with light injuries but four others were trapped inside the vehicle and showed no signs of life when they were rescued. "We are still investigating the cause of the accident," said Alfonso Yang, a military spokesman.