Sunday, 14 July 2013

TWO BRITISH SOLDIERS DIE ON EXCERCISE IN HEATWAVE



Two military personnel, thought to be men from the army, are believed to have died from heat exhaustion while training in Wales.Two soldiers have died during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons in Wales, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The pair were among three army personnel who are thought to have become ill after being affected by heat exhaustion on Saturday.

A statement released by the MoD said: "The MoD can confirm that it is working with Dyfed Powys Police to investigate an incident during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons on Saturday in which two members of military personnel died.

"The two servicemen's next of kin have been informed. More information will be released in due course but it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

Temperatures in the Brecons are normally cooled by the 600m (2,000ft) and higher elevations that military personnel train at but on Saturday, heat in the surrounding area reached 30C (86F).

Sky News' Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkell said sources had told him that the two men had been 'affected by conditions', with heat exhaustion thought to be involved.

All those affected were male, he said, and all were in the army. He said the MoD is releasing no details about what sort of training they were on.Read More HERE R.I.P.

"It appears that the deceased soldiers were reservist Special Air Service recruits."