(Reuters) – Three U.S. Military troopers have been killed and three injured on a base within the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armored automobile was concerned in an accident throughout a coaching train, the Military mentioned.
The incident involving a 37-ton Bradley Infantry Preventing Car occurred early within the morning on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Military Airfield in southeast Georgia, the bottom mentioned in a press release launched on Twitter.
“At this time is a heartbreaking day,” mentioned Main Common Tony Aguto within the assertion. “We’re extraordinarily saddened by the lack of three Dogface Troopers, and accidents to 3 extra. Our hearts and prayers exit to all the households affected by this tragedy.”
The three injured have been taken for therapy to the Winn Military Neighborhood Hospital, the bottom mentioned.
Within the assertion, the Military described the incident as an accident, however didn’t provide particulars.
Base officers weren’t instantly out there for remark.
The troopers, who’ve but to be recognized, are members of 1st Armored Brigade Fight Group, the bottom mentioned.
Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Modifying by Lisa Shumaker