At least one dead, 22 injured in West Point training accident

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At least one cadet was killed when a military vehicle overturned in a training accident at West Point on Thursday morning, according to officials with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

CNN reports that 20 cadets were injured, along with two soldiers in the five-ton cargo truck called a light medium tactical vehicle.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the State Office of Emergency Management to provide resources to assist army and local first responders at the scene.

“My heart breaks for all those involved in the tragic training accident at West Point this morning,” Cuomo said in a statement. “These courageous cadets and soldiers represent the best of New York State and our country, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their bravery in choosing to serve our country and protect our freedoms.”

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