22 US Marines injured during training exercise in Twentynine Palms

ABC News 7

The Marines were taken to the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital and are in stable condition.

According to a defense official, the Marines were inside an Assault Amphibious Vehicle and were affected by a fire extinguisher malfunction. No explosion resulted from the malfunction.  

The assault vehicle was on a training range at the base during the accident. Marines and sailors of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment were taking part in the training.

A few of the more seriously injured Marines were medevac’d and others were treated locally.


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