US ‘working closely’ with PH probers on Filipino soldier’s death

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US ‘working closely’ with PH probers on Filipino soldier’s death
The US embassy conveys its condolences to the family of the Filipino airman, who died in a 'tragic accident' during the annual PH-US joint military exercises

MANILA, Philippines – US authorities are “working closely” with Philippine investigators probing the death of a Filipino airman participating in their countries’ annual joint military exercises, the US embassy in Manila said on Friday, April 9.

“We are working closely with our Filipino counterparts to investigate the incident,” the US embassy said in a statement.

It conveyed its condolences to the family of the airman, whose name has yet to be made public.

“The US Embassy expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Filipino airman who passed away yesterday in a tragic accident during Balikatan. He will be remembered for his great courage and service to his country,” the US embassy said.

The soldier died when he encountered an accident during a joint parachute jump exercise of Filipino soldiers and American troops at Subic airport on Thursday, April 7, as part of Balikatan 2016. –

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