11-year-old girl dies when lightning topples tree onto cabin

BENNINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old girl has died after lightning toppled a tree onto a cabin at a southeastern Indiana camp.

The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office says the girl, three adult camp counsellors and other campers were inside the cabin about 2 a.m. Tuesday when the tree fell on the building. It says she was pronounced dead at the scene, at Camp Livingston in Bennington, about 40 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Camp Livingston officials posted a message on its Facebook page saying no one else was injured and that the girl’s name won’t be released.

Several rounds of storms passed through the area early Tuesday. The National Weather Service warned of high winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.


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