Three marines unconscious after naval drill accident

  • 03 July, 2020
  • Leslie Liao
Three marines are unconscious after their a dinghy capsized during a training exercise

Three members of Taiwan’s Marine Corps are unconscious Friday after an accident during a training exercise in Southern Taiwan.

A Marine Corps spokesperson says the rubber dinghy the three marines were in capsized due to rough seas. All three servicemen are in hospital undergoing treatment.

President Tsai Ing-wen says she has already ordered the defense ministry to increase safety measures during future training exercises. The defense ministry says it has already set up a task force to investigate the accident.

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