Special Forces soldier falls to death during parachute training

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A Sri Lanka Army Special Forces soldier has been killed in an accident during a parachute training session at Ampara, Sri Lanka Army Media unit said.

The soldier who was undergoing training at the Uhana Air Force Base in Ampara has died after falling to the ground during a parachute training session this morning. Reportedly the parachute has failed to function properly.

The soldier was critically injured and later died in hospital, the Army spokesman said.

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