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Falling Tree At MCRD San Diego Injures 15 (Video)

Falling Tree At MCRD San Diego Injures 15

At least 15 people were injured Thursday morning when a 12-foot-tall eucalyptus fell at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, according to City News Service.

MCRD spokeswoman Janice Hagar told CNS:

At least some of the victims, most of whom suffered minor injuries, were civilians in the area to watch Marine Corps cadets jog by while taking part in a pre-graduation "motivational run."

Friday is Graduation Day at MCRD San Diego.

The Associated Press reports none of the injuries were life-threatening. Two of those who suffered injuries were taken to local hospitals.

Investigators are looking into why the tree fell.

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