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7 Marines Killed in Training Explosion
(CNN) -- Seven Marines were killed as the result of an explosion during a Marine Corps training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.
The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Marines said.
A representative of Nevada's Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority said four medical helicopters were sent to transport patients to regional hospitals.
Very little was immediately known about what caused the explosion.
Lt. Col. Craig Short, Hawthorne's deputy commander, said a traffic accident at the facility around 10 p.m. PT was related to the explosion, but he didn't explain what the connection was.
The Hawthorne Army Depot, about 140 miles southeast of Reno, is used for storing ammunition and weapon stocks awaiting demilitarization. The facility also provides high desert training facilities for military units.
Posted: Tuesday, March 19 2013, 09:02 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Graduations slated for tornado-ravaged Okla. town
May 25, 2013 09:11 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Graduation ceremonies are set in an Oklahoma community hit hard by a tornado.
Commencement exercises are set for Saturday for the three high schools in Moore. The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a strong tornado Monday; 24 people died.
The ceremonies for graduates of Westmoore, Southmoore and Moore high schools will each be held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The Moore School District canceled its school year after the tornado hit the Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools, but wants graduation ceremonies to go on.
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