Falling tree kills 2 children at N.J. state park
Parvin Lake in Parvin State Park in Pittsgrove, N.J., is seen in this May 13, 2004 file photo. / AP Photo/The Bridgeton News, Bryan Littel
(AP) PITTSGROVE, N.J. - Police say two young cousins camping with their families have been killed in New Jersey after a tree fell on their tent during a summer storm.
The state Department of Environmental Protection said the two boys, ages 2 and 7, were killed early Saturday at Parvin State Park in southwestern New Jersey's Salem County.
Authorities say the boys' families had been camping at adjacent sites when the storm hit, and the families decided to huddle together in one tent. They say the heavy winds and rains from the storm snapped a pine tree, which then fell on the families' tent.
The boys suffered serious injuries and died. They were from Millville and Franklin Township.
The park had significant storm damage and has been closed indefinitely.
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