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Authorities: Girl dead, boy hurt after tree falls on hammock

September 24, 2018

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a tree fell on two children swinging in a hammock at a Virginia residence, fatally injuring one of them.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets the two children were swinging in a hammock during a family gathering Saturday at a residence when the tree fell on top of them. Authorities say the hammock had been attached to the tree.

The girl was airlifted to a hospital and later died. The second child received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by ground.

The sheriff’s office says a preliminary investigation has determined that the case was a tragic accident.

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