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More than 20 injured after helicopter gusts collapse tent at Army base

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 351st MP Company, of Ocala, Florida, guard, and check paper work of Soldiers coming and going at Entry Control Point for one of the Forward Operating Bases at Fort Hunter-Liggett, Calif. for training exercise Warrior Exercise 2016 on May 5. The 351st MP Co. is conducting 24 hour operations of the Entry Control Point for the entire duration of WAREX. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marco Gutierrez)

More than 20 people were injured after gusts from a helicopter knocked over a tent at a California military base.

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was landing at Fort Hunter Liggett, in central California, at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday when it collapsed the tent during a training exercise, the base posted on Facebook.

There were 22 injuries reported, including two people who were flown for treatment in Fresno, Calif., and two taken by ground to nearby Templeton.

Officials said that the majority of the rest of the injuries were minor, and that no one had died as of late Wednesday night local time.

The base said that some families are being contacted about the conditions of their loved ones, but did release any information.


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