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Defence Minister pledges probe into soldier death

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin Credit: PA

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin said the MoD will carry out a "full investigation" into the death of a Catterick soldier who died on a training exercise in the Brecon area on the hottest day of the year.

The MP told the House of Commons Defence Committee that she wanted to express her sorrow at the "very sad death" and to "make the commitment that the Ministry of Defence will, of course, be undertaking a full investigation and will share that with the committee".

Catterick soldier dies on training exercise on hottest day

The Brecon Beacons near where a soldier died on exercise on Tuesday Credit: PA

An infantry soldier has died while on a training exercise.

The MOD said the soldier, from the Infantry Training Centre, in Catterick, North Yorkshire, died in the Brecon area of Wales on Tuesday, Britain's hottest day of the year so far.

Three soldiers died during an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons on one of the hottest days of 2013.

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