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Over 440 non-combat fatalities in Russian military in 2007

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A total of 442 servicemen died in accidents and other non-combat incidents registered in the Russian Armed Forces in 2007, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) - A total of 442 servicemen died in accidents and other non-combat incidents registered in the Russian Armed Forces in 2007, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry's official Web site said 224 servicemen committed suicide and 15 were killed in hazing attacks.

In addition, 23 soldiers died due to negligence and 41 died in traffic accidents.

In 2006, a total of 554 servicemen were killed in 21,252 accidents and other non-combat-related incidents in the Russian Armed Forces.

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