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

2 photos

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast