Soldier run over in Ulster

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Soldier run over in Ulster

A SOLDIER was critically injured in Northern Ireland yesterday after being run over by a petrol tanker. He was standing at an army checkpoint near the South Armagh village of Crossmaglen when the incident happened shortly after 10.30am. Police confirmed the petrol tanker was no longer at the scene when emergency services arrived.

"The incident is being investigated and the soldier is in a very serious condition," said an RUC spokesman.