US 15 Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton

23:54  13 september  2017
23:54  13 september  2017 Source:   Los Angeles Times

Marines in burn unit following Camp Pendleton training accident

  Marines in burn unit following Camp Pendleton training accident A vehicle fire at Camp Pendleton in California left 15 Marines injured — eight of them in the burn unit — following a training exercise accident on Wednesday morning. A seafaring assault vehicle caught fire during a scheduled battalion training event on a beach at the base, Paul Gainey, spokesman for the Marine 1st Division, said.According to officials, eight of the Marines have been taken to a burn unit at the University of California San Diego Health. Of those eight, three were in critical condition, while five Marines were in serious condition.

A total of 15 US Marines were injured Wednesday during a training exercise that involved an amphibious landing vehicle at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton , according to the Marine Corps.

An accident at Camp Pendleton in California has left 15 US Marines injured . The land-based accident involved an amphibious vehicle. The accident at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton , located north of San Diego, happened at approximately 9:33 am on Wednesday

FILE - Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP © Lenny Ignelzi/AP FILE - Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP

Fifteen Marines were injured Wednesday during a training exercise involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton, according to the Marine Corps.

The injured, from the 1st Marine Division, were participating in a battalion training operation about 9:33 a.m. when the accident occurred, the Marine Corps said.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, but Marine officials said in a statement that they were receiving medical treatment.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as they receive medical care," the statement said.

The accident is under investigation, officials said..

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