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Military: 23 Marines injured in Alabama bus accident

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  • Bus carrying Marine Corps Reserve unit overturned at Alabama military base
  • 23 Marines have been injured; four critically, the military says
  • E Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division, was involved
  • The accident happened Sunday morning, officials said
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(CNN) -- A bus carrying members of a Marine Corps Reserve unit overturned at an Alabama military base Sunday, leaving 23 Marines injured, four of them critically, the military said in a news release.

A bus overturned Sunday in Alabama, injuring 23 Marines, the military said.

The passengers, members of E Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division, had been taking part in a training exercise at Fort Rucker, an Army post outside Ozark, Alabama.

They were departing the range at 9:20 a.m. when the accident occurred.

The unit is made up of reservists from Tallahassee, Florida, and Bessemer, Alabama. The injured were from First and Headquarters Platoons out of Bessemer, a Birmingham suburb.

By mid-afternoon, 11 of the injured had been released to their unit from the hospital.

Pictures of the wreck were provided to the news media by the military.

Ozark is about 175 miles south of Birmingham. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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