23 May 2024

An army cadet and a master sergeant were killed when the light tank in which they were travelling overturned in during a joint exercise being held in Lop Buri province today (Tuesday).

Initial reports indicate that Cadet Puwanai Kamlungdee and MSgt Sa-nga were thrown out of the Scorpion light tank as the driver tried to avoid a collision with a truck coming from the opposite direction on a dirt road in the exercise field.

The two injured men were immediately rushed to the Ananda Mahidol Hospital, but were pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The army holds the joint exercise, involving army cadets, cavalry troops, police and medics, in Lop Buri to enhance their coordination in national defence, public disaster relief and mitigation operations.