A 20-year-old soldier was killed on Wednesday morning when the armored vehicle he was travelling in overturned north of Athens.

The accident occurred near the Avlona army camp at around 6 a.m. The M113 armored personnel carrier had left to camp to head towards the nearby port of Oropos to take part in a military exercise.

It was unclear under what circumstances led to the vehicle veering off the road and overturning.

The incident is being investigated by military police.