Several Marines dead after explosion at Nevada army depot
Seven Marines are dead after an explosion in northern Nevada caused by a military training exercise gone wrong.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
UPDATED: Despite earlier reports, the Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting that only seven Marines have been confirmed dead.
HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) -- A Veterans of Foreign Wars official says an eighth Marine has died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert.
John Stroud, national junior vice commander in chief for the VWF, began a memorial event near the site of the blast by saying "one of the critical has passed."