Iowa Tornado Kills 4 at Boy Scout Camp

At least 40 others are injured
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2008 9:09 PM CDT
Iowa Tornado Kills 4 at Boy Scout Camp
Scouts and their families hug outside the West Harrison High School in Mondamin, Iowa, Thursday, June 12, 2008.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – Four people were killed and at least 40 others were injured when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, the Des Moines Register reports. A Scout spokesman said about 100 youths ages 14 to 18 were at the camp along with adult supervisors, but it wasn't immediately clear if those killed were teens. The tornado struck as Iowa was struggling with severe floods elsewhere in the state.

"Everything was destroyed," said one 14-year-old witness at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch. "The whole camp was destroyed." (Read more tornado stories.)

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