Tornado hits boy scout camp

We have had a lot of violent weather this summer. Tornadoes are usually a phenomenon of spring but not this year. Last night a tornado torn through a boy scout camp killing four.

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From MSNBC:

Four Boy Scouts were killed when a tornado tore through a camp in the remote hills of western Iowa, Gov. Chet Culver told TODAY on Thursday.

The twister late Wednesday set off a frantic search to reach others in the piles of debris and downed trees. At least 48 people were injured.

Culver described the scene at the site as “horrific.”

“All four of the young men who were killed were Scouts,” he said. “The devastation was massive through the campgrounds.”

Thomas White, a Scout supervisor, said he dug through the wreckage of a collapsed fireplace to reach victims in a building where many Scouts sought shelter. (more…)