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15 Marines Injured At Camp Pendleton After Accident

The main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base is shown.

Credit: Associated Press / Lenny Ignelzi

Above: The main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base is shown.

An accident involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton left 15 Marines injured Wednesday, authorities reported.

The personnel were taking part in regularly scheduled battalion training when the accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the San Mateo area of the military base near Oceanside, said 1st Lt. Paul Gainey, a spokesman for the USMC 1st Marine Division.

The Marines were being treated for injuries of undisclosed severity.

"Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at this time," Gainey said.

The involved vehicle caught fire during the acccident, Gainey said. Further details were not immediately available, he said.

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