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The accident occurred Monday morning around 22 km south of the village of Snasa in Nord-Trondelag county on county road 763, according to Norway’s public broadcaster NRK.

explosionPolice lawyer Tove Jensen Roddesnes said one of the two soldiers who were in the tank explained that he had lost control of the armored vehicle and came across the opposite lane.

The driver of the armored vehicle is in the 20s and his driving license has been confiscated, police said.

“There was only one person in the passenger car while there were two people form the Norwegian Armed Forces in the tank. We don’t know the circumstances surrounding the accident yet,” Rune Reinsborg, a local police officer told news agency NTB.

The Norwegian Armed Forces said in a press release that the exercise would continue but they would cancel activities scheduled near the accident site.

“The military is exercising to protect national security. Accidents are always tragic and we think it is extremely sad that a person is killed in connection with the exercise,” Aleksander Jankov, a spokesman for Exercise Cold Response, was quoted as saying.

Cold Response 2016 is taking place in central Norway from Feb. 19 to March 22 and about 15,000 participants from 14 countries are taking part in the exercise. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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