(NEVADA)—US military: 7 service members killed in training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada
An official at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada says an explosion has occurred during a Marine Corps training exercise.
There was no immediate information of any injuries. Calls to the depot and to U.S. Joint Munitions Command, which oversees the facility, were not immediately answered.
The Mineral County sheriff's office says it does not have any details.
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.
In Washington, Army spokesman George Wright says he as yet had no details on the explosion.