A Lance Corporal of the Army on parachute training died today when he fell into the Weerawila Tank during a training jump.
“The parachute opened but the corporal got entangled in it resulting in him falling into the tank,” said Army spokesman Major General Ubhaya Medawala.
The mishap occurred at a height of 6,000 to 8,000 feet, he said.
The Lance Corporal was a resident of the Anuradhapura area.
Source: News First