11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Falling Tree at Indiana Jewish Summer Camp

An 11-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell on a cabin at a Jewish camp in Indiana.

The accident occurred early Tuesday morning at Camp Livingston in Bennington, which serves campers from various midwestern cities, including Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky.

A healthy tree was struck by lightning during a severe storm and fell on a cabin whre campers were sleeping, the camp said in a statement. The camper was seriously injured and died of her injuries after emergency services arrived. No other campers or staff were injured, according to the statement.

Grief counselors from Cincinnati arrived at the camp hours later to assist campers and staff in dealing with the news, according to camp officials. Every child at camp was also scheduled to call home on Tuesday.

One of the dead girl’s siblings also was at the camp, WKRC Cincinnati reported. The girl is from Columbus, according to news station.

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