The bodies of four more soldiers have been recovered at Ft. Hood, bringing to nine the number of service members killed when a military truck overturned in a rain-swollen creek at the sprawling base, authorities said.
The death total had stood at five early Friday, but late in the day Maj. Gen. John Uberti announced that searchers had recovered the bodies of four missing soldiers downstream from where their vehicle overturned Thursday.
The three surviving soldiers have been released from the hospital and rejoined their families, Uberti said.
“Clearly, this tragedy extends well beyond Ft. Hood,” Uberti said at a briefing.