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Malaysia army parachute accident probed

Sept. 9, 2006 at 5:52 PM

PENANG, Malaysia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A skydiving accident that killed two Malaysian army commandos will be investigated by a board of inquiry, a report says.

The Bernama news agency said Saturday that under an established protocol in the armed forces, the Defense Ministry would set up the inquiry, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Two Special Forces commandos, Roslan Ibrahim, 29, and Abdul Razak Awang, 42, plunged to their deaths during a free fall parachute training mission Friday in Padang Kemunting, Tanjung Bidara, after they reportedly collided in midair at about 4,000 feet.

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