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Missing Chile troops feared dead

You can never predict the wheather, but why do they not have the gear to help these situations? It is a shame, shows there is risk though and everyone should be careful even when training.


I agree, freak weather can and does occur; however the phrase:
Gen Emilio Cheyre said the military exercise in southern Chile should never have gone ahead.
implies that although the blizzard was a freak of nature, the general conditions weren't a surprise, and therefore given the stated inexperience of the troops, perhaps the exercise should have been postponed. I accept that hindsight is always 20:20 vision, but still...
RIP. I hate the damn cold...

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