Marines hurt in training
LOS ANGELES - Fifteen US Marines were injured, five critically, when their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire during a training exercise, a military spokesperson said. The incident occurred at Camp Pendleton, California while a Marine battalion was undergoing a combat readiness evaluation, Marine spokesperson Paul Gainey confirmed. "Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at this time," his statement said. No other details were given about the fire or possible causes. The injured Marines were evacuated to hospitals in the area, with eight taken to the Burn Centre at University of California San Diego Health.