Ex-soldier Christopher Harris ‘died triggering mine’


A former British solder died when he triggered a ball bearing-packed mine in Syria, an inquest heard.

Christopher Harris, 41, died in the blast at a warehouse near Raqqah

The ex-Royal Engineer, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was working for US contractor Tetra Tech to clear mines, when he died in October 2017.

Mr Harris, of Exmouth, Devon, was walking up a ramp when he triggered the 10-15kg device, which was hidden by sacks, the Exeter hearing was told.

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Source: BBC News