A land and/or water capable strike vehicle with 15 Marines inside burst into flares amid a preparation practice at Camp Pendleton, California on Wednesday, as indicated by a source with learning of the episode.
Despite the fact that the vehicle was inundated on fire, the majority of the Marines could get away. 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.
The degree of their wounds is not yet known.
The preparation included Charlie Co., first Battalion, first Marines, an infantry unit arranged at the northern end of the base at Camp Horno. The unit was completing a Combat Readiness Evaluation, the source included.
Camp Pendleton’s media relations office affirmed there was an occurrence including an AAV fire on base, yet guided inquiries to first Marine Division. Numerous calls to first Marine Division went unanswered.