Shell explosion kills one, wounds 10 at military unit

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Shell explosion kills one, wounds 10 at military unit

One soldier has been killed while 10 others have been wounded in a shell explosion at a military unit in central Vietnam.

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The incident took place at C55 unit under technical department of Military Zone No.5 headquarter on Monday morning.

Among the wounded soldiers, 2 had their limbs chopped off and 2 others were in critical conditions when being rushed into C17 Military Hospital.

All of them had multiple injuries caused by shrapnel lodging in all over their bodies, said Nguyen Huu Binh, director of the hospital.

Major-General Le Van Hoang - Deputy Political Commissar of Military Zone 5 - said the since the dead and wounded soldiers were on duty, they would be honored as and martyrs and war invalids.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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