Nevada (AP) - The Marine Corps says seven Marines have been killed in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.
The Marines were all from the 2nd Marine Division based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and were training at the Hawthorne Army Depot 140 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada, when a mortar exploded shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night.
The injured were taken to area hospitals, according to a statement from the Marines. The Hawthorne Army Depot stores and disposes of ammunition. The facility is made up of hundreds of buildings spread over more than 230 square miles.
The Marine Corps is notifying families before releasing the identities of those who were killed and said the conditions of the seven injured Marines would be shared as information becomes available.