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11 Jan 2018

Rope snaps armymen slither down Dhruv chopper, three injured

Drill goes wrong, three army personnel injured

Three army soldiers were injured when they were slithering down a rope from a chopper and the rope snapped.

The mishap happened when they were rehearsing for the annual Army Day parade on January 15.

The heli-slithering drill was being conducted at the Parade Ground in Delhi Cantt.

An officer said one of them was grievously injured, but they are all out of danger.

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An officer said the incident, which reportedly happened on January 9, was seemingly a result of material failure.

"The soldiers fell on the ground after the boom broke off" while they were slithering down a Dhruv advanced light helicopter, he said.

A probe has been ordered into the incident. Meanwhile, the drill has been cancelled for the Annual Day parade.

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