Officials: 7 Marines killed in training exercise
March 19th, 2013
12:29 PM ET

Officials: 7 Marines killed in training exercise

[Updated at 12:29 p.m. ET] The blast that killed seven U.S. Marines and injured eight others Monday night during a training exercise at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot was caused by a 60 mm round that detonated in a mortar tube, according to a military official.

[Posted at 9:22 a.m. ET] Seven U.S. Marines were killed and several others were injured during a training exercise Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.

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

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  1. saywhat

    Just horrible. My heart & sympathies go out to the bereaved families and payers for the injured.

    March 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    My condolences.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jason

    The usual excuse.

    March 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Name s kel

    Sadly one more died. Its now eight.

    March 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |