sexta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2008
TWO Australian soldiers in East Timor were seriously injured yesterday
TWO Australian soldiers in East Timor were seriously injured yesterday, the Defence Department said.The soldiers, members of the International Stabilisation Force, were travelling in a water tanker when the accident happened about 9.30am. No other vehicle was involved. "The accident occurred approximately 50km west of Dili, in the Maubara district," Defence said in a statement released last night. "The tanker rolled down a 15m embankment." Two Australian Defence Force helicopters went to the soldiers' aid, They provided on-site first aid and then flew the pair to an ISF clinic in Dili. "Both soldiers will be placed on restricted duties and are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries and return to normal duties," the statement said. "The next of kin of both soldiers have been informed." Defence has not released the gender, ages or names of the injured soldiers. The accident is being investigated.