2 killed, several hurt as strong winds topple trees in Texas

DALLAS – Two people were killed and several were injured as strong winds toppled trees and power lines in East Texas.

The National Weather Service says winds of 80 km / h were reported at the weekend, along with hail the size of baseballs.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a 40-year-old woman was killed and her husband seriously injured when a tree fell on the family of the tent Saturday at a campsite in Jefferson, about 160 miles (257 km) east of Dallas.

Authorities say the three children in the tent were unharmed. A number of other campers, who also were injured by falling trees and other debris.

The police in the area Longview say a 41-year-old man was killed Sunday when a tree fell on a mobile home.

Forecasters say the heavy rains have saturated ground, making it easier for strong winds to topple trees.

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