One marine dead, six injured in training accident in California

May 9 (Reuters) - One Marine was killed and six others were injured in an accident on Thursday morning when their light-armored vehicle rolled-over at Camp Pendleton, California during a training drill, media reports said.

The names of the people involved were not immediately available.

The Marines were with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, according to the online publication Marine Corps Times and other media.

Media accounts say the accident happened on the southern California base, about 38 miles north of San Diego, at about 9 a.m. local time.

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Master Corporal Benjamin Atgie of the French 132nd Dog Battalion trains in a stadium in Bourges, central France on February 27, 2014 during a training for the Marine Corps Trials held at Camp Pendleton (US) between March 2 and 13, 2014. Ten French soldiers wounded in operations in Afghanistan train ahead of this US sports event involving injured veterans from seven nations (United States, Canada, Germany, France, Britain, Australia, the Netherlands). Over 350 athletes take part in the 9 events ranging from swimming, athletics, cycling, shooting to team sports (wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball). AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - This Nov. 13, 2013, file photo shows the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base at Camp Pendleton, Calif. One Marine was killed and 18 others were injured Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2015, in a vehicle rollover accident on the base. No details about the accident were immediately released, nor were the identities of the dead or injured.(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
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A Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft takes off during Exercise Iron Fist, a joint training exercise between U.S. Marines and the Japan Ground Self- Defense Force as they conduct casualty evacuation drills at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S., January 22, 2019. Picture taken January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake
U.S. Marine Jacob Kostelecky (L) keeps watch with a Mexican Marine during operations in urban terrain as they train side-by-side during a Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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U.S. and Mexican Marines gather for a cheer after training side-by-side during a Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) at Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.

Six other Marines were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries and none were seriously injured, the publication reported on its website.

The Marines are from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

"This is a tragic event, and our thoughts are with the family, friends and the unit at this difficult time," the 1st Marine Division told NBC News.

Another Marine was killed in a vehicle accident while training at Camp Pendleton on April 13, the Marine Corps Times reported. Further details of the April incident can be seen in the video below.

 

 

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