Five killed in Spanish military base blast

Updated on Feb 26, 2011 04:15 PM IST

Five military personnel were killed and three were wounded in an accidental explosion at a base outside the Spanish capital, the defence ministry said.

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IANS | By, Madrid

Five military personnel were killed and three were wounded in an accidental explosion at a base outside the Spanish capital, the defence ministry said.

The blast occurred on Thursday at the engineers school in the Madrid suburb of Hoyo de Manzanares during a bomb-defusing exercise.

Officials said that three of the dead were army soldiers and two were marines.

Defence minister Carme Chacon rushed to the base after the accident, officials said.

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