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Seven US Marines killed in training exercise

Seven US Marines were killed and eight others wounded when a mortar round exploded while still in its launch tube during a training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. The accident involved a powerful 60 millimeter round and the Marine Corps ordered a ban on the use of such mortars after the incident, pending the outcome of an investigation. "A blanket suspension of 60 mm mortars and associated tubes is now in effect until review is complete," said Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Kendra Motz.

Nevada military depot mortar explosion kills seven U.S. Marines

By Cynthia Johnston LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A mortar explosion at a U.S. Army munitions depot in Nevada killed seven Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and injured eight other service members during a live-fire training exercise, U.S. military officials said on Tuesday. A Marine Corps official said a 60mm mortar round exploded prematurely on Monday night during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada. The cause was under investigation.

Seven US Marines killed in training exercise

Seven US Marines were killed and seven more wounded when a mortar round exploded while still in its launch tube during a training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. The 60-millimeter round went off during a live-fire exercise late Monday at the Hawthorne Army depot. The accident led the Marine Corps on Tuesday to issue a ban on training with all such mortars. "A blanket suspension of 60 mm mortars and associated tubes is now in effect until review is complete," said Marine spokeswoman Captain Kendra Motz.

Nevada military depot mortar explosion kills seven U.S. Marines

By Cynthia Johnston LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A mortar explosion at a U.S. Army munitions depot in Nevada killed seven Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and injured seven other service members during a live-fire training exercise, U.S. military officials said on Tuesday. A Marine Corps official said a 60mm mortar round exploded prematurely Monday night during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada. The cause was under investigation.

Seven US Marines killed in training exercise

Seven US Marines were killed and seven more wounded when a mortar round exploded while still in its launch tube during a training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. The accident at Hawthorne Army depot late Monday led the Marine Corps to announce a temporary ban on the use of some mortar rounds while an investigation is carried out into the incident, officers said. The 60-millimeter round went off during a live-fire exercise.

7 U.S. troops die in training exercise

Washington, Mar 19 (EFE).- Seven U.S. Marines were killed and another seven were wounded during live-fire training exercises in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday night at Hawthorne Army Depot. The troops belonged to the 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The wounded were taken to hospitals in the area for medical examinations and treatment. The identities of the troops who died will not be revealed until their families are officially notified.

Seven killed in Marine Corps training accident

At least seven US troops were killed and several more wounded in an accident during a Marine Corps training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. "A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 pm Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division," the Marine Corps said. The cause of the incident was under investigation, officers said, without providing details. Earlier, Marine officers said that an explosion had occurred at a live-fire drill.

Nevada military depot blast kills seven U.S. Marines, hurts seven more

By Cynthia Johnston LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - An explosion at a U.S. Army munitions depot in the western Nevada desert killed seven Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and injured seven more during a training exercise, U.S. military officials said on Tuesday.

Seven killed in Marine Corps training accident: official

Seven US military personnel were killed and several more wounded in an accident during a Marine Corps training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. "A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 pm Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division," the Marine Corps said. The cause of the incident was under investigation, it said without providing details. Earlier, Marine officials said that an explosion had occurred during the exercise.

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Seven US military personnel were killed and several more wounded in an accident during a Marine Corps training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday. "A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 pm Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division," the Marine Corps said. jm/dc
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