2 minors killed by falling tree limb while camping in Yosemite
Two young people were killed early Friday after a limb from an oak tree fell onto their tent as they slept at a campground in Yosemite National Park.
The names and ages of the minors were not released, and their deaths remain under investigation, according to park officials.
"Our thoughts are with the families as they grieve this tragedy," park Supt. Don Neubacher said in a statement.
At 5 a.m., the youngsters were sleeping in their tent at the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, when the limb collapsed on them, park officials said.It is unclear why the limb fell, but recently the U.S. Forest Service said more than 12 million trees have died off due to the California drought.
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