22 U.S. Marines wounded in amphibious vehicle during training exercise

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Twenty-two U.S. marines were injured after inhaling noxious gas accidentally released in an amphibious vehicle during a training exercise at a military base in southern California on Thursday.

U.S. Marines belonging to the Second Battalion, Third Marine Regiment of Twentynine Palms military base were engaged in a training exercise Thursday afternoon.

Reports said the vehicle’s extinguishing system activated, releasing fire-retardant halon gas. At high concentration, halon can cause breathing difficulties.

All of the Marines were sent to a nearby hospital. Three stayed at the hospital overnight, while the rest have been released to continue training.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Amphibious vehicle at Twentynine Palms military base
2. Halon gas flowing inside the amphibious vehicle
3. U.S. Marines feeling sick

VOICEOVER (in English):

“U.S. Marines belonging to the Second Battalion, Third Marine Regiment of Twentynine Palms military base were engaged in a training exercise Thursday afternoon.”

“Reports said their amphibious vehicle’s fire extinguishing system accidentally went off, releasing fire-retardant halon gas.”

“All of the Marines were sent to a nearby hospital. Three stayed at the hospital overnight, while the rest have been released to continue training.”

SOURCES: Reuters, NBC News
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/13/us-usa-marines-injured-idUSKBN0LH06K20150213
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/22-marines-injured-exercise-southern-california-base-n305461