NZDF

ACCIDENT IN AFGHANISTAN – 5th NZDF statement

18 February 2011

Private Kirifi Mila will travel to Germany overnight tonight New Zealand time.

It is expected that he will arrive in New Zealand mid next week, and funeral details will be advised next week.

The injured soldiers are settled in at the US Military Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. The Sergeant is stable and the Private was initially admitted to ICU, but is expected to be moved to a ward within the next two days.

The other Private involved in the accident remains at Kiwi Base in Bamyan.

ENDS

Contact Nicole Munro, Defence Communications Group, 021 569 148

This page was last reviewed on 17 February 2011, and is current.