Officials Release Names, Update Conditions Of Tornado Victims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BLENCOE, Iowa (AP) -- Boy Scout officials have identified the four Scouts killed during a tornado in Iowa yesterday.

A 14-year-old from Eagle Grove, Iowa, died in the storm along with two 13-year-olds and another 14-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska.

At least 42 people are hospitalized with with everything from cuts and bruises to major head trauma. Four have been taken to a medical center in Sioux City, Iowa, where they're listed in serious condition.

Ninety-three boys and 25 staff members were attending a weeklong leadership training camp when the storm ripped through their isolated campsite.

Surviving scouts are being praised as heroes for helping to administer first aid and search for victims following the storm.

Two other people died in a tornado in Kansas yesterday.


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