Three U.S. Military Troopers have been killed and three extra injured in an accident involving the 25-ton armored Bradley Combating Car when it rolled into water, the navy stated in a press release.
The military supplied no particulars on the character of the accident, which is underneath investigation, besides to say it occurred throughout an train at Fort Stewart.
“Six troopers have been concerned, with three pronounced deceased on web site, and three extra evacuated to Winn Military Neighborhood Hospital the place they’re being handled and evaluated for his or her accidents,” a Fort Stewart Hunter Military Airfield assertion stated.
Fort Stewart is about 30 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia.
“We’re all devastated after a coaching accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Coaching Space,” stated Main Common Tony Aguto, commanding common of the third Infantry. “We’re extraordinarily saddened by the lack of three Dogface Troopers, and accidents to a few extra. Our hearts and prayers exit to all of the households affected by this tragedy.”
The names of the troopers killed within the accident can be launched as soon as their subsequent of kin have been notified.
The Fort Stewart incident comes as greater than a dozen American service members have been killed in coaching workouts prior to now yr. The demise toll has prompted calls from navy households and congressional leaders for improved coaching requirements and practices.
As The Washington Publish reported in August, fatalities in coaching workouts outnumber fight deaths four to 1. In line with the Pentagon, coaching fatalities are down total, however at the very least 15 service members have been killed prior to now yr. These fatalities additionally symbolize a rise from final yr.