NZDF

Accident at Tekapo Military Training Area

The New Zealand Defence Force is reporting an accident at the shooting range at Tekapo Military Training Area, in South Canterbury.

The NZ Defence Force says a member of a visiting group from the 2nd Royal Ghurka Regiment here participating in Exercise Pacific Kukri appears to have discharged his weapon, injuring another Ghurka soldier in the foot.

The injured soldier was treated at the scene and has been taken to Timaru Hospital.

At this time the extent of the injury to the person is not known, although it is believed the injury is being treated as minor.

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This page was last reviewed on 23 April 2012, and is current.