Video shows Army parachutist crashing into power line

A video has been released of an Army parachutist crashing into a power line recently at the Kuda Oya Army Camp.

The Daily Mail published the video of the military parachutist who survived the mid-air explosion after crashing into high-voltage power lines and suffering en electric shock.

Onlookers heard a loud explosion as a huge flash of light emerged during the training exercise in Sri Lanka.

In terrifying footage the woman can be seen careering towards the lines but is unable to change her course.

She then crashes directly in to the high-voltage cables and immediately explodes into a flash of light.
The woman eventually falls to the ground after working herself free from the parachute which is still tangled in the wires.

Onlookers are then seen rushing to help the soldier, who was left burned from the electric shock but miraculously survived.

But it was not the only incident at the Kuda Oya Army Camp that day – with a male soldier taken to hospital alongside her after he broke his ankle following a bad landing.

Army spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said: ‘Two soldiers, a male and a female, attached to the Kuda Oya Army Camp were injured during parachute training held at the Embilipitiya Army Training Camp.

‘The female soldier had suffered minor burn injuries when she fell on a high tension wire while the male soldier had injured his ankle having made an incorrect landing.’