15 Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton

An accident at Camp Pendleton in California has left 15 US Marines hospitalized. 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, US Marine Corps First Lieutenant Paul Gainey told RT America.

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An amphibious assault vehicle caught fire after an accident, Gainey said.

The injured Marines were infantry in the First Marine Division, and they all are in hospitals, according to Gainey.

There is no confirmation on the status of those injured, and there is an investigation into the cause of the accident, Gainey said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as they receive medical care,” Gainey said in a press release.

Sputnik News reported that all of the Marines involved in the accident were able to escape the vehicle.

More than 42,000 active duty personnel are on staff at the base.

Via RT. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.