Soldier fighting for his life in hospital after being injured by grenade

A SOLDIER was fighting for life in hospital after being injured by a grenade in a training exercise.

The squaddie was carrying out drills at the Warcop training area in Cumbria on Friday afternoon.

The squaddie was carrying out drills at the Warcop training area in Cumbria on Friday afternoon (image de stock)

The squaddie was carrying out drills at the Warcop training area in Cumbria on Friday afternoon (image de stock)Crédit: Alamy

Un Armée source said the soldier had been using a grenade when the incident took place.

He was rushed to hospital and army bosses have launched an investigation.

An Army spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident at the Warcop Training Area.

As the matter is currently under investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

In March Sergeant Gavin Hillier of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards was fatally injured at Castlemartin range in Pembrokeshire.

Dans 2017, two soldiers died in a tank explosion, which a coroner ruled was due to a design flaw.

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