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Tank Kills Motorist In Norway During Major NATO Exercise

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A tank collided with a car in rural Norway on Monday, killing one person.

The tank was involved in a major NATO military exercise in rural Nord Toendelag County in central Norway when it collided with a car as it crossed a country road.

The BBC reports:

The crash happened on Monday in Nord Troendelag county, 700km north of Oslo.

Photographs show the concertinaed car surrounded by debris on the road next to the undamaged tank.Norway

About 15,000 troops from Nato and partner countries are in Norway taking part in the Cold Response exercise.

The 50-tonne tank involved in the accident was a Norwegian “armoured recovery vehicle”, Lt Col Aleksander Jankov of the Norwegian Armed Forces was quoted by the AP news agency as saying.

“The military is exercising to protect national security. Accidents are always tragic and we think it is particularly sad that a person has died in connection to the military exercise,” he said.

He said two military personnel inside the tank were unhurt and that the accident 22km (13.5 miles) south of Snasa is now being investigated by police and military police.

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