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13 British soldiers injured on trip with Prince William

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LONDON — Thirteen British soldiers have been injured in a truck accident while taking part in a jungle warfare course along with Prince William in Belize, Central America, the BBC said on Friday.

Two soldiers were seriously hurt and 11 cut and bruised when a track collapsed under their truck, the BBC said.

The 18-year-old prince, son of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and the late Princess Diana, is taking a "gap year" between school and the start of a four-year course in art history at St. Andrews University in Scotland in autumn 2001.

William will continue training exercises with the Welsh Guards — of which his father is colonel — until the end of August, after which he will spend a few weeks on what Buckingham Palace has called an "educational project."