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7 killed in explosion at Nevada Marine training exercise

Posted By admin On March 19, 2013 @ 11:07 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Tina Burnside
CNN [1]
March 19, 2013

Seven Marines were killed as the result of an explosion during a Marine Corps training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Marines said.

A representative of Nevada’s Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority said four medical helicopters were sent to transport patients to hospitals.

Very little was immediately known about what caused the explosion.

Lt. Col. Craig Short, Hawthorne’s deputy commander, said a traffic accident at the facility around 10 p.m. was related to the blast, but he didn’t explain what the connection was.

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