IDF: Officer was crushed to death by container this morning, in apparent accident

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An Israel Defense Forces officer was killed this morning after being crushed by a container in an apparent work accident at an army base in southern Israel.

In a statement, the IDF confirms that the female officer was declared dead at the scene and a male soldier was lightly hurt “by a heavy object” at the Tzeelim training facility in the Negev desert.

The military did not immediately permit publication of the incident until the officer’s family had been notified.

The soldier who was lightly hurt was taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.

Details surrounding the circumstances of the apparent accident are not immediately clear.

The IDF says the incident is being investigated.

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