Conscript badly burned during exercise

A conscript in the Swedish army was badly burned following an accident with an oil lamp during a training exercise in northern Sweden on Friday night.

An officer also sustained minor burns. The circumstances surrounding the accident, which occurred near Boden in the far north, were still unclear on Saturday morning.

“It happened in the middle of the night, and an investigation into what happened has now been started,” said Kjell Enquist, information officer at the Norrbotten Regiment.