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SAN DIEGO — Fifteen people were injured Thursday when a tree toppled over in a courtyard at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, authorities said.

FallenEucalyptusTreeThe approximately 12-foot-tall eucalyptus fell to the ground for unknown reasons about 9 a.m. at the military installation next to Lindbergh Field, according to base officials and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

At least some of the victims, most of whom suffered minor injuries, were civilians in the area to watch Marine Corps cadets jog by while taking part in a pre-graduation “motivational run,” MCRD spokeswoman Janice Hagar said.

Federal medics tended to 13 of the injured at the scene. A city ambulance crew took the other two to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of moderately serious injuries.

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