Video: Chinese soldiers play with live grenade

Gaby Leslie
Yahoo! News24 January 2012

Shocking footage has emerged of Chinese soldiers playing with a live grenade in a circle.

During the video, the soldiers stationed in Hong Kong, pass the live grenade to each other in a pass-the-parcel motion during a daring military exercise.

In the clip filmed last month, the six men then dive for a cover and a huge explosion ensues after the grenade is – eventually – dropped in a hole in the ground.


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The People’s Liberation Army believes the exercise sharpens co-ordination, teamwork and mental strength, and is one of many perilous training exercises practised by soldiers – including jumping through fire rings.

Would an exercise like this help test your ability to cope under pressure?

 

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