Fallen soldier was 'last-minute stand-in'

One of six soldiers killed when a Warrior armoured vehicle was blown up on patrol in Afghanistan was a last-minute stand-in for one of his colleagues who had just come out of the shower, an inquest has heard.

Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, from Bradford was the youngest of the six soldiers killed by a massive blast from an improvised explosive device in March 2012.

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"Afghan six" inquest

An inquest has begun into the deaths of six soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, all killed in the bloodiest attack on British troops since the start of the conflict in Afghanistan