Child dies at air show as wind topples tents

July 1, 2008 5:18:03 AM PDT
A county coroner in Alabama says a 5-year-old was killed when strong winds blew over a row of tents at an air show in Huntsville. Witnesses tell The Huntsville Times that a generator fell on the child Sunday. The Madison County coroner's office has confirmed the death.

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

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

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