One IDF soldier killed, three wounded after military jeep overturned during Gaza border patrol

One soldier was killed and two more were seriously wounded when a jeep carrying four soldiers overturned near the Gaza Strip's southern border. The fourth soldier was lightly injured. A helicopter evacuated the wounded to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. The commander of the Southern Command appointed a team of experts to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Jeep overturned during routine patrol Photo Credit: Global Security Situation/ Channel 2 News

An IDF soldier was killed on Saturday and three others were wounded when a military vehicle flipped over during a routine patrol near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. It is still unknown whether a technical or human error caused the Hummer jeep in which the four were traveling to overturn.

The soldier who died from his injuries was announced dead at the scene and a helicopter evacuated the wounded to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.

Commander of the Southern Command Major General Eyal Zamir appointed a team of experts headed by Colonel Avi Rahamim, commander of the Sagi Brigade, to investigate the circumstances of the incident. The military police has also opened an investigation into the incident.

Another soldier, Corporal Viachselav Gargai (20) from Rishon Letzion, was killed while doing routine maintenance on a Namer armored personnel carrier in the Golan Heights in January. Early investigations indicate that the soldier, who served in Golani's Battalion 51, was repairing the vehicle when a towing cable snapped and hit him with full force.



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