FORT JACKSON, USA.- Officials say 2 soldiers of the army of the Ohio and Tennessee died after a military vehicle hit a training in a training base in South Carolina.
The soldiers who died at Fort Jackson have been identified as Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft and Ethan Shrader. Six soldiers were injured, two critically. All the injured were taken to a hospital off the base in Columbia. Their conditions are unknown.
Officials of Fort Jackson called a «tragic event», but have not disclosed details about why the vehicle hit the soldiers.
The army says it has launched a thorough investigation.
Fort Jackson is the largest training base of the Army with more than 50,000 recruits are assigned there each year.
A SIMILAR EVENT
Four servicemen died in the accident that occurred in the district of Magdalena del Mar in Peru, after being swept away by a wave after a physical training on a beach not suitable for swimming.
The Address Information of the Army of Peru said that the soldiers died in actividad not scheduled or authorized.
The members of the Cuartel Simon Bolivar suffered the accident in Marbella, while they were engaged in a physical workout. In that group were four soldiers drowned, while a major and a sergeant were rescued alive and taken to the Military Hospital.
Spokespeople from the district noted that the beach is designated as «unfit for swimming» by the existence of numerous rocks and strong waves. The drill instructor ordered the team to enter the water to perform a resistance test and at the end of the activity, a wave dragged.
The people involved in the fact will be investigated by the Inspectorate of the Army. Then, make the results to the Public Ministry and the National Police of Peru.
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