Taiwan military apologizes over target practice mishap

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/09/13
By:  Central News Agency

The military apologized to the victim of a mishap Friday September 13. (By Central News Agency)

The military said Friday that it has extended a formal apology to a resident of Hsinchu County after a round from a .50-caliber heavy machine gun during target practice went astray, damaging the roof of the homeowner.

No injuries were reported.

According to the 6th Army Corps, the incident took place a day earlier when its 33 Chemical Warfare Group was conducting target practice with the heavy machine gun at a military training camp in Guanxi.

Col. Li Yu-sen (李煜森), commander of the warfare group, told CNA that the bullet veered two kilometers from its target and punched a hole through the roof of the building.    [FULL  STORY]

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