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Soldier in serious condition after he was hit by truck

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A National Guard conscript was seriously injured when he was hit by an army truck in Nicosia, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

The accident happened at 10.20am at the entrance of the barracks, located in Strovolos.

The soldier was on guard duty at the gate when he was hit by the Steyr truck that was leaving the unit, the ministry said.

He was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

Defence Minister Fotis Fotiou has ordered an investigation into the incident.

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