On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in the Viru infantry battalion, a conscript died while performing exercises in shooting. This information was confirmed by the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces. A tragic incident occurred in Sirgala.
Head of the Strategic Communication Department of the General Staff of the Defense Forces Vallo Toomet:
A regrettable incident occurred with the conscript of the Viru battalion. Soldier fired at himself during shooting exercises and died as a result of the wound.
The Estonian Defense Forces express condolences to the relatives of the deceased serviceman.
To investigate the incident criminal proceedings was started. It is conducted by the police and lead by the Viru district prosecutor’s office.