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Soldiers criticial after troop carrier rolls

TWO soldiers were in a critical condition on Monday after a troop carrier with 18 Australian Army personnel aboard rolled at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney's south-west.

Police said the vehicle rolled on a dirt road about 8.45am (AEDT) on Monday during a training exercise.

Military police and paramedics, as well as police from Liverpool Local Area Command, NSW Ambulance paramedics and a rescue helicopter, responded quickly to the crash.

Two of the passengers were flown by rescue helicopter to Liverpool and Westmead Hospital. Their condition was listed as critical.

A number of other passengers were injured, with several taken to various hospitals for emergency treatment.

Police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit were examining the cause of the rollover.

Topics:  injuries




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