Vehicle Plunges into SKorean River, Two GIs Killed

A U.S. Army Humvee fell into the Hantan River in northern South Korea during a training exercise, killing two American soldiers, officials said Friday.

The vehicle went into the river in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi province, Thursday, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

"We were all holding on to the hope that these soldiers would be found alive," Maj. Gen.Thomas Vandal said. "Our condolences go out to their families and loved ones. This is a tough day ... as we mourn the loss of our own. We appreciate everyone [including] our Republic of Korea partners who participated in the search and recovery."

The names of the soldiers were not reported.

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