Canadian soldier falls from tower, dies afterwards
Thursday, April 19, 2007
"It was not operationally related at this time. It was simply, unfortunately an accident," Col. Mike Cessford said. "I would stress that we take every precaution to minimize the dangers to our soldiers. However, risk is inherent in the nature of the work that we do."
The soldier's name will not be released until the other relatives have been notified due to the family's request.
Most Canadian soldiers' deaths were in bomb attacks and/or during combat. Fifty-four Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2002.
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