An explosion at Fort Bragg killed at least one person and injured multiple soldiers on Thursday, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Officials at Fort Bragg confirmed that eight soldiers were hurt during a demolitions training exercise at a range on the installation.
Multiple reports say the soldier who died was Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Mass., who was in the Special Forces Qualification Course at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
The incident involved a cadre and students from the Special Warfare Center and School, USASOC said in a post on its official Facebook page on Thursday. The injured were taken to the Army base’s Womack Army Medical Center and other nearby hospitals.
The explosion happened when a vehicle rolled over in a remote part of the base, according to the report.
“There was an incident that occurred on one of the ranges,” Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command, told the Associated Press. “We're looking into exactly what happened.”
The cause of the explosion is unknown, Bockholt told the Associated Press.
No other information, including the identity of those injured, was immediately available.