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Army officer dies during training session as parachute fails to open

20 August 2019 - 343   - 0

An army officer has died during a skydiving training session after his parachute failed to open on time, police said.

The incident had taken place at the Air Force Camp in Uhana, Ampara at around 8 am today (Aug 20).

Police said the 42-year old soldier identified as Champika Kumarasinghe had been pronounced dead upon admission to the Ampara Hospital.

He is a resident of Kamburupitiya who had been attached to the Kudaoya Commando Training School.

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