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Posted: July 19, 2018

Fort Hunter Liggett tent collapse: 22 injured at California military base, officials say

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. —

More than 20 people were injured late Wednesday when a tent collapsed at Fort Hunter Liggett in California, officials said.

Here is the latest information:

Update 9:50 a.m. EDT July 19: Base officials said Thursday morning in a Facebook post that the 22 soldiers reported injured at Fort Hunter Liggett had been released to their units.

Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 19: According to the military base’s official Twitter account, 22 soldiers were hurt when “a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter landing’s rotor wash blew over a tent structure” in a “remote training area.” Officials said four soldiers were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Contrary to earlier media reports, nobody was killed in the incident, officials said.

“This incident occurred during an annual U.S. Army Reserve exercise, Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) that trains Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers,” the base tweeted.

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