French Soldier Dies in Road Accident in Mali

Another injured


PARIS: A French soldier died Tuesday and another was injured in a road accident in Mali, where they were both part of a military offensive that chased Islamists out of the north of the country.

Marc Martin-Vallet, 28, was killed when the transport vehicle he was travelling in fell into a ditch, according to the defence ministry.

Martin-Vallet, who had been in the west African country for two months, is the seventh French soldier to die since the beginning of the French-led offensive in Mali on January 11.

His is the first accidental death.