US 15 Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton

23:54  13 september  2017
23:54  13 september  2017 Source:

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An accident at Camp Pendleton in California has left 15 US Marines hospitalized. The injured Marines were from the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, the US Marine Corps stated.

SAN DIEGO – Fifteen Marines were injured in a training accident involving an amphibious assault vehicle that caught fire at Camp Pendleton Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m

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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