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Marines demoted after fatal accident

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Three Marine Corps officers at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune have been relieved of their command nearly two months after a training accident that killed seven Marines in Nevada.

A battalion commander, a company commander, and an infantry weapons officer have been relieved after a mortar tube exploded during an exercise March 18 at Hawthorne Army Depot, the Marines said Wednesday. Seven Marines and a sailor were wounded.

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