Sunday 23 October 2016

Two campers killed as storms sweep through Minnesota

Published 21/07/2016 | 18:21

The campers were killed during storms in Minnesota
The campers were killed during storms in Minnesota

A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure programme have been killed as severe storms swept through a forest in northern Minnesota.

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The boy and the female volunteer with the Northern Tier High Adventure Base Programme died while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, according to general manager John Van Dreese.

Strong storms that moved through parts of Minnesota early on Thursday knocked down trees and power lines.

Two other campers were injured and evacuated from the area in the Superior National Forest by air.

Nine people, including three adults and six boys, were part of the programme and were camping near Basswood Lake at the Canadian border when the storms hit.

The rest of the group are being evacuated out of the area.

Authorities provided no details on how the pair were killed.

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