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Military releases names of those killed in incident at the Royal Military College

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The Department of National Defence has released the names of those killed in an incident at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario on Friday.

Officer Cadet Jack Hogarth, Officer Cadet Andrei Honciu, Officer Cadet Broden Murphy, and Officer Cadet Andrés Salek lost their lives in the incident.

The military says that the 4th-Year cadets were travelling in a single-vehicle. The car entered the waters on campus at Point Frederick on Friday at approximately 2 a.m.

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand said, "I am heartbroken that four officer cadets lost their lives far too soon at RMC Kingston this morning. I offer my deepest condolences to their families, classmates and loved ones as they grieve such a profound loss, which is felt across our Canadian Armed Forces and country."

Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre said, "I am devastated by today’s loss of four of our nation’s young leaders. My heart breaks for their families, friends, and all those touched by this deep loss, during this most difficult time. The entire Canadian Armed Forces family grieves with their loved ones and will support them in any way that they need during the challenging and emotional days ahead."

An investigation is underway by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service. No further information will be provided until the investigation is complete.

The Royal Military College is comprised of approximately 2,300 military and civilian staff, faculty and students.

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