On Wednesday, the Marine Corps announced that 15 of its service members were injured this morning while conducting a training exercise with an amphibious landing vehicle:
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Each of the Marines is being treated after their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire while they were conducting a standard training exercise, according to NBC San Diego.
1st Lt. Paul Gainey, a public affairs officer for the 1st Marine Division, said the accident involving his division took place at 9:33 a.m. at Camp Pendleton, a marine base north of San Diego.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as they receive medical care,” Gainey said in a statement.
According to Gainey, officials began investigating the incident and are looking into the circumstances surrounding it.
The accident comes less than a month after one of Pendleton's Marines, Private First Class Michael P. Giannattasio, died during another training exercise after he participated in a land navigation training event.