Storm in Germany kills 1 boy, hurts 4 as tree falls on tent

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 2, 2017 at 6:56 a.m.


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BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say one boy has been killed and four others have been injured when a tree fell on a tent during a storm.

The boys were part of a group of 21 people, including four minders, who were camping out near Rickenbach, on the Swiss border in Germany's southwestern corner.

News agency dpa reported that police believe a strong gust of wind brought a 25-meter (82-foot) tree crashing down on a tent in the early hours of Wednesday. They didn't give details on the age of the boys involved.

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