Army sergeant, 40, found dead in apparent suicide


A 40-year-old army sergeant was fatally injured when his service rifle went off shortly before 6 a.m. on Monday at his base in Nea Santa, in the northern prefecture of Kilkis, according to an announcement by the Hellenic Army.

The 40-year-old sergeant had been on sentry duty when the incident occurred, according to the announcement which said the circumstances of the shooting were being investigated.

There were no reports of a suicide note.