Four US Navy corps soldiers died on Wednesday in an accident while cleaning a training ground at the Camp Pendleton base in California, Reuters reported, citing representatives of the command.
NBC News, in turn, reported that the Marines were killed in the explosion of an unexploded shell.
According to RIA "News“US Marine Corps spokesman Lieutenant Ryan Finnegan, in a conversation with Reuters, did not confirm this information. He limited himself to reporting that the work performed by the dead soldiers could be related to the disposal of explosive items.
An incident is being investigated. The names of the victims have not been disclosed.
This year, this is the second incident involving the death of marines based on Camp Pendleton. So, in February, a soldier died, jumping with a parachute during military training. The base is located in southern California about 65 kilometers north of San Diego.