Press service of the IDF published the names of soldiers killed during the exercise on the Golan heights. Lieutenant Avshalom Armoni, 22, of Beit continuing and Sergeant Avinoam David Cohen, 22, of Jerusalem.
The Avshalom Armoni posthumously awarded the rank of Lieutenant, and Avino David Cohen to the rank of Sergeant.
Information has been given to families of the dead soldiers. Avshalom Armoni was a cousin Naama Henkin, who was murdered by terrorists on 1 October 2015 in Samaria.
Date and time of funeral will be published separately.
According to the army press service, the dead served in the 411 battalion of artillery troops.
As previously reported, the accident injured four soldiers. They were taken to hospital and condition of two is estimated as heavy.
The accident occurred at night on September 27. According to the results of the preliminary investigation, a column of artillery vehicles crossing the highway, moving in the direction of exercise. For unclear to date, reason, self-propelled artillery deviated from the route and fell into the abyss from a height of 6-8 meters. According to some reports, the driver was on the radio the message that he’s blinded by headlights.
The commander of land forces of the IDF, major General Kobi Barak appointed a Commission headed by Brigadier General Mordechai Kahane to investigate the circumstances of the incident. All exercises of land forces of the IDF suspended until the beginning of next week.
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