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    Six Marines die in explosion at Army munitions depot in Nevada desert

    6 Marines killed in explosion during training exercise at Army depot in Nevada (NBC)
    Six U.S. Marines were killed and eight wounded when a mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise late Monday at an Army munitions depot in the Nevada desert, military officials told NBC News.

    A 60-millimeter mortar exploded in a tube at Hawthorne Army Depot as Marines were preparing to fire it, the officials said.
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    The injured were taken to two hospitals. Stacy Kendall, a spokeswoman for Renown Regional Medical Center, said that it was treating eight people wounded in the blast, three in serious condition and five in fair condition.
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    Praying for the injured and the families of those lost.


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    The Associated Press ‏@AP
    BREAKING: US military: 7 service members killed in training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.

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    Sad news. Thinking of the families today.

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    RIP such sad news.

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    Eighth Marine dies

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) A mortar shell explosion killed eight Marines and injured seven more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapons until an investigation can determine their safety, officials said Tuesday.
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    lengthy article here: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/explo...y-depot-nevada

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    The Marines were from one of our local bases, Camp Lejeune.

    http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/B...198958291.html

    ....and now we're at 8.

    A Veterans of Foreign Wars official says an eighth Marine has died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert.
    Prayers to all families involved.

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    Story updated with 3 of the Marines being identified by their family:

    http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/B...198958291.html



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