3 U.S. Army soldiers killed in training accident in Georgia

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three injured on a base in the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armored car was involved in an accident during a training exercise, the Army said.

The incident involving a 37-ton Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle occurred early in the morning at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in southeast Georgia, the base said in a statement released on Twitter.

"Today is a heartbreaking day," said Major General Tony Aguto in the statement. "We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by this tragedy."

The three injured were taken for treatment to the Winn Army Community Hospital, the base said.

In the statement, the Army described the incident as an accident, but did not offer details.

Base officials were not immediately available for comment.

The soldiers, who have yet to be identified, are members of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, the base said. 

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Visitors stand on the deck of the autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, is shown docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
Visitors stand on the deck of the autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, is shown docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, is shown docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
Dr. Arati Prabhakar (L), Director of DARPA, and Robert Work (R), U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense talk to media members about the autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, in Portland, Oregon, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, is shown dockedn after its christening ceremony in Portland, Oregon, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, is shown docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
Dr. Arati Prabhakar (L), Director of DARPA christens the autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA as Robert Work (2nd R), U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense looks on, in Portland, Oregon, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
The autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, is shown docked in Portland, Oregon after its christening ceremony April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
Robert Work, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, speaks at a christening ceremony for the autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, in Portland, Oregon before its christening ceremony April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola
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