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7 Marines killed in explosion during training exercise at Army depot in Nevada

Oklahoman Published: March 19, 2013

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Seven U.S. Marines were killed and seven 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.

NBC affiliate KRNV in Reno reported that an explosion rocked the facility, just east of the California line, just before 10 p.m.

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