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Seven Marines Dead in Nevada Training Accident

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Hawthorne Army Depot. US Army Photo

Hawthorne Army Depot. US Army Photo

Seven Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev. on Monday.

The accident’s cause is currently under investigation, according to the release. Officials had said an explosion was involved, reported The Associated Press.

Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, the area’s major trauma hospital, took nine patients, including one who died, three who are in serious condition and five who are in fair condition, according to spokeswoman Stacy Kendall.

“Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, the area’s major trauma hospital, took nine patients, including one who died, three who are in serious condition and five who are in fair condition, according to spokeswoman Stacy Kendall,” reported the AP.


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Hawthorne is a 230 square mile located near the California border in Western Nevada, originally established as a Naval ammunition depot.

  • topmac

    RIP Marines,thank you. SF