US Marines work with an teacher on the firing vary as they practice to be a member of a Fleet Antiterrorism Safety Workforce (FAST) unit at a coaching floor in Chesapeake, Virginia, September 25, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
LOS ANGELES : Fifteen US Marines have been injured Wednesday, 5 critically, when their amphibious assault car caught hearth throughout a coaching train, a army spokesperson stated.
The incident occurred at Camp Pendleton, California whereas a Marine battalion was present process a fight readiness analysis, Marine spokesperson Paul Gainey confirmed.
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“Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident right now,” his assertion stated.
No different particulars got concerning the hearth or attainable causes. The injured Marines have been evacuated to hospitals within the space, with eight taken to the Burn Middle at College of California San Diego Well being.
Three of these have been in important situation and 5 in critical situation. Two extra have been in essential situation on the College of California Irvine Medical Middle, the Marines stated.
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Amphibious Assault Automobiles have been utilized by the Marines because the Nineteen Seventies and are designed for landings from the ocean. Wednesday’s incident adopted two different fatalities at Camp Pendleton, the Marines’ largest base on the west coast of the USA.
On August 30, a 22-yr-previous Marine was discovered lifeless throughout a coaching train. The reason for demise has not but been established.
In 2015, a 19-yr-previous Marine was discovered shot lifeless within the head on a firing vary on the base. In mid-June, seven sailors have been killed when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan.
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