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AFTER THE WAR | IN BRIEF / IRAQ

Marine, Soldier Die in Fire and Road Accident

May 15, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A U.S. Marine was killed when a munitions bunker caught fire and exploded, and a soldier with the Army's 101st Airborne Division died in a road accident in northern Iraq, military officials and witnesses said.

The Marine was loading ammunition onto a vehicle near Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad when the fire started, the U.S. Central Command said.

In northern Iraq, the soldier died and another was injured when their vehicle overturned.

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