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Child Killed, 12 Injured, in Huntsville Storm

By Associated Press

Huntsville, AL – A 5-year-old boy was killed and 12 others were injured Sunday when strong winds toppled spectator tents at a Huntsville air show.

Witnesses say a generator fell on the 5-year-old, whose name was not released. The death was confirmed by the Madison County coroner's office.

Huntsville Hospital spokeswoman Pam Sparks says 12 people were treated for injuries, but only one was admitted to the hospital - a child in serious condition.

A meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Huntsville reports winds reached 48 mph during the storm, which cancelled the air show.

Tim Troutman at the weather service says the winds that toppled the tents came during an isolated strong thunderstorm that developed just west of the airport about 1:45 p.m. He says the storm caused no other damages in the area.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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