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Soldier dies in night-time tragedy on Otterburn firing range

By Dominic Harris

Published 24/08/2016

Minister: Mike Penning
Minister: Mike Penning

A soldier has died while taking part in a night live-firing exercise, the Armed Forces Minister has said.

Mike Penning said that the incident happened at the Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland.

The soldier was from the Royal Regiment of Scotland and police and the Ministry of Defence are investigating.

The MoD said the soldier who died was male and he was shot during a training exercise on Monday night.

The accident happened on a firing range at the training area and Northumbria Police said the soldier died after suffering a "serious head wound".

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