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French soldier accidentally dies in Mali – France

Tuesday, the marshal of the logis Adrien Quélin, mechanic in the Barkhane force in Mali, died accidentally, reports the General Staff of the Armies in a press release on Wednesday. The soldier was performing maintenance on a truck when the cab of the truck tipped over. He could not be resuscitated despite the rapid support by the emergency services. An investigation must determine the exact circumstances of the accident.

Marshal Adrien Quélin was 29 years old and had no children. He belonged to the 4th regiment of hunters of Gap. The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Thierry Burkhard, “bows with deep sadness to the memory of this soldier who died in operation”. He is the 53rd French soldier to die in Mali. The 52nd, Maxime Blasco, is died on September 24 under fire from a jihadist.