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Navy SEAL killed when armored vehicle flips in training exercise at Fort Knox

A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed when an armored vehicle flipped during a training exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., a military official told NBC News.

The SEAL was a petty officer third class and part of a group based in Virginia Beach, Va., the official said. His name was not immediately made public.

Eight SEALs were riding in the armored vehicle, one on the top, when it flipped during a turn late Wednesday night, the official said. All eight were taken to the hospital, and one died there.

The official said that the men were training on a course routinely used by SEALs and others in the military.

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