Explosion On Fort Bragg Injures Ten

Mar 15, 2011

Ten people were injured in an explosion on Fort Bragg last night. The injured are eight marines and two navy personnel. Marine staff sergeant Jayson Price says the explosion happened during a routine spring exercise called “Rolling Thunder.” The exercise uses live ammunition including 155 millimeter howitzers.

"The cause of the incident is under investigation and the regiment remains in a check firing status, meaning they’re not firing until safe training can resume," Price says.

Two of the injured were flown to UNC Chapel Hill for treatment and are stable. The others went to Fort Bragg’s emergency room at the Womack Army Medical Center. They were treated for shrapnel injuries and are in stable condition.