21 January 2019, 18:52
Three Russian servicemen perish in Abkhazia
Five servicemen from the Russian military base situated in Abkhazia fell victim to a fall of an armoured personnel carrier (APC) into the gorge, the Southern Military District has reported.
The accident occurred on January 18. "During a march of a column of military equipment from the "Tsabal" mountain training range to the place of permanent deployment in Abkhazia, in a difficult road section, the APC overturned into the gorge," the TASS quotes the message of the Southern Military District.
Three military servicemen perished in the accident; three others were hospitalized.
According to a source from the power structures of Abkhazia, the APC that was carrying five persons fell from a height of about 40 meters.
The Commission of the Southern Military District is studying several versions of the accident, including a technical failure and the human factor.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 21, 2019 at 01:12 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.