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2 Kids Killed by Falling Branch at Yosemite Camp

The victims were sleeping in their tent
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2015 2:15 PM CDT
2 Kids Killed by Falling Branch at Yosemite Camp
An undated image of a campground at Yosemite National Park. Two children were killed by a falling tree branch in one of the park's campgrounds today.   (AP Photo/National Park Service)

(Newser) – Two minors were killed when an oak tree branch fell onto their tent early today in Yosemite National Park, NBC Bay Area reports. The victims were sleeping at the popular Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley when the branch fell. According to a statement released by the National Park Service, both children were already dead when park rangers arrived to help. "Our thoughts are with the families as they grieve this tragedy," says the park's superintendent. The names and ages of the victims are not being released at this time. (Read more Yosemite National Park stories.)

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