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Croatian Soldier Crushed by Tank

After a soldier name Marko Zalovic died during military training on Wednesday, when a tank ran over him, the Croatian military have pledged a probe.

Boris Pavelic
Zagreb

Croatia's defence ministry confirmed the death, saying the 21-year-old "tragically died while two M-84 tanks were returning from preplanned armoured military vehicle training".

According to reports, one of the tanks veered unexpectedly from its route, and hit Zalovic who was in a trench by the road when the tank ran him over.

General Drago Repinc said disciplinary measures would be taken against those responsible if an investigation uncovered any mistakes in procedures.

President Ivo Josipovic and defence minister Ante Kotromanovic expressed their condolences to the family of the dead soldier.

The tragedy occurred on Wednesday at the military training field at Gasinci in eastern Croatia. Zalovic himself was from Nasice, which is not far from Gasinci.

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