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

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Seven U.S. Marines were killed and at least seven wounded when a mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise overnight at an Army munitions depot in the Nevada desert, military officials told NBC News. The accident happened just before 10 p.m. Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, a 230-square-mile ammunition storage and training facility just east of the California line. The Marines were part of the 2nd Marine Division, a ground combat force based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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