Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton

The entrance to Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside California

Fifteen Marines were being treated for injuries after their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire Wednesday morning during a training operation at Camp Pendleton, according to the Marine Corps. Two Marines are in critical condition and two Marines are receiving medical treatment with an unknown medical condition.

The amphibious vehicle got stuck and then caught fire as the Marines were trying to free it, the official said.

Officials are investigating the accident.

The armoured vehicle is used to cart Marines and their equipment from Navy ships onto land.

The troops, all from units within 1st Marine Division, had been conducting scheduled battalion training at the time. Be that as it may, the source, who talked on state of secrecy since they were not approved to chat with columnists, said that three Marines were being taken by helicopter to a nearby healing facility for consumes and smoke inward breath.

One other Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and is in stable condition, and two Marines are being treated at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton with minor injuries.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as they receive medical care", wrote 1st Marine Division public affairs officer 1st Lt. Paul Gainey.

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