Marines Killed at Camp Pendleton Were On Explosives Disposal

Vehicles file through the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Vehicles file through the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Lenny Ignelzi/AP

More details about the accident that killed four Marines at Camp Pendleton in California on Wednesday have been released.

The deceased military members, all of whom had combat experience, were tasked with the disposal of unexploded ordnance at the camp. The were killed while clearing the Zulu artillery range, although there was apparently no live-fire training happening at the time of the accident.

According to the LA Times, "The Zulu area is used for firing explosive munitions such as grenades, mortars, artillery and rockets and for dropping munitions from aircraft."

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