Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos' statement about the accident

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7 Oct 2014

The Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos made the following statement regarding the accident which took place today in the firing range of Glafyra, Magnesia prefecture, at noon, while entering the Hellenic Parliament for the scheduled briefing of the Committee of Institutions and Transparency:

“We are shocked from this accident. Three brave young men were lost while on duty. Apart from our deep sorrow, at this time we stand by their families.

From the first moment I gave orders for the Deputy Minister of National Defence, the Chief of HAGS and a Committee of Experts to travel there and examine the real causes of this accident. The Greek Armed Forces mourn today and I can only say that I personally feel very distressed about this.

We will inform you as soon as we receive the final finding of the investigation which is being conducted.”

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