Seven Marines killed and several injured in Nevada incident
March 19, 2013
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --
A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 p.m. Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev., killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division.
The injured have been transported to area hospitals for treatment and further evaluation.
The identities of those killed will be provided 24 hours after primary next of kin notification. The status of those injured will be provided as it becomes available.
“We send our prayers and condolences to the families of Marines involved in this tragic incident. We remain focused on ensuring that they are supported through this difficult time,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, II MEF commanding general. “We mourn their loss, and it is with heavy hearts we remember their courage and sacrifice.”
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.