Six U.S. Marines were killed and eight more wounded late Monday night after a mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, NBC News reported on Tuesday.
Officials said the 60-millimeter mortar exploded in a tube while Marines were preparing to fire it. The injured troops, reportedly suffering from various fracture and traumas, were taken to two local hospitals. Three of the victims were reportedly in serious condition, while the other five were in fair condition.
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