Soldiers survive roll in Ratel

2016-03-01 15:41
Ratel IFV (Dylan Cunniffe)

Ratel IFV (Dylan Cunniffe)

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Barkley West - A military vehicle carrying soldiers overturned while en route from Bloemfontein to the Lohatla training area in the Northern Cape, the SA National Defence Force said on Tuesday. 

"Soldiers were travelling to Lohatla, which is a training area of the South African National Defence Force. It is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa and is home to the SA Army Combat Training Centre," Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said.

He said no injuries has been reported yet and the exact cause of the accident was not known.

The soldiers were in a Ratel. The vehicle is named after the honey badger, which is known for its toughness, fearlessness and ferocity.

The baseline version is used as a troop transporter.

* A previous version of this article did not credit Dylan Cunniffe as the photographer in the main image. News24 apologises for this oversight. The caption has now been changed to credit the photographer. 

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