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Falling Tree At MCRD San Diego Injures 15 (Video)

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Falling Tree At MCRD San Diego Injures 15

San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

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.

Comments

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Chip | July 12, 2013 at 10:35 a.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Silly! Those are some tiny, tiny people if that's a 12-foot-tall tree.
Even without pictures, can you imagine how a 12-foot-tall tree could injure 15 people?
Am I expecting too much attention to detail to get this right?
I know it may sound old-fashioned, but maybe you should have a couple "sets of eyes" look at stuff before posting. You know, like a professional would.

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