UK launches urgent probe at army barracks after soldier, 23, is found dead just months after another took his own life

UK launches urgent probe at army barracks after soldier, 23, is found dead just months after another took his own life

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is conducting an urgent investigation following the suicide of a soldier shortly after another soldier took his own life.

Sapper Kim Mawa, a 23-year-old from the Royal Engineers, was discovered dead at Swinton Barracks in Wiltshire on May 7. His colleagues had expressed concerns about his well-being before paramedics found him dead at 10:22 am. An inquest revealed that he died by hanging.

One tribute mentioned, “Spr Mawa, your passing has deeply affected the entire regiment; your absence is keenly felt. 22 Engr Regt will always remember your smile and infectious spirit. I hope you are at peace.”

Mr. Ebrima Nyabally, who had only been with a new squadron for five days, took his own life just 24 hours after being arrested by the Royal Military Police for reasons unknown. He was released as there were no signs of suicide or self-harm. A sergeant discovered him dead in his room during a routine safety check.

His father, Malang Nyabally, expressed his devastation, saying, “I am absolutely heartbroken. He did not die in the war, he died in the barracks. My family’s legacy is shattered.”

The barracks have experienced a series of tragedies in recent years, including the death of 23-year-old Fusilier Jake Llewellyn Plumb, who was found dead in his room after a friend alerted colleagues about a message indicating he was planning to take his own life. The young soldier from Pembrokeshire hanged himself in his barracks two days after his girlfriend ended their relationship, as revealed in a previous inquest.

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