Three Chilean marines die in military drill blast

Three marines were killed Monday in Chile in an explosion which occurred during a military exercise in Valparaiso city, the Chilean Navy said.

Santiago: Three marines were killed Monday in Chile in an explosion which occurred during a military exercise in Valparaiso city, the Chilean Navy said.

The marines were taking part in military drills at a seaside inlet called Caleta Hornillos to develop their underwater demolition skills when the explosives went off, reported Xinhua citing the navy in a statement.

The local naval prosecutor`s office in Valparaiso will launch an investigation to determine the cause of the explosion, it added.

Reuters

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