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Three soldiers killed and three more injured during training accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia. – Daily Mail

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Three US soldiers were killed and three more injured in the state of Georgia Sunday in an accident involving the armored combat vehicle they were in, the military said in a statement.

The army provided no details on the nature of the accident, which is under investigation, except to say it occurred during an exercise at Fort Stewart. 

‘Six soldiers were involved, with three pronounced deceased on site, and three more evacuated to Winn Army Community Hospital where they are being treated and evaluated for their injuries,’ an army statement said.   

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The soldiers were with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and were in a Bradley fighting vehicle. They were not immediately identified.

Three US soldiers were killed and three others injured in the state of Georgia Sunday in an accident involving the armored combat vehicle they were in, the military said (stock image)

Three US soldiers were killed and three others injured in the state of Georgia Sunday in an accident involving the armored combat vehicle they were in, the military said (stock image)

The soldiers, who were in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, were from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. The Army says the three injured soldiers were evacuated and taken to an Army hospital, where they were being evaluated and treated (stock image)

The soldiers, who were in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, were from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. The Army says the three injured soldiers were evacuated and taken to an Army hospital, where they were being evaluated and treated (stock image)

The Army says the three injured soldiers were evacuated and taken to an Army hospital, where they were being evaluated and treated.   

Major General Tony Aguto, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, called it a ‘heartbreaking day’. 

He added:’ We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.’  

Congressman Buddy Carter said: ‘This is a tragic and devastating day for our community and nation. These brave soldiers gave everything for their nation, including their lives. 

‘Amy and I send our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of these heroes, and the entire 3ID community. The sacrifices of our military families are greater than most of us will ever know. 

;As we learn more about the situation, we are praying for the health, hope and recovery of the injured soldiers in the coming days ahead. We can never truly properly convey our gratitude.’

 

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