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Official: North Dakota tornado injured 9 people

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Posted: May 27, 2014 2:11 AM by Josh Wood
Updated: May 27, 2014 6:20 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: North Dakota, oil, worker, camp, emergency, injuries

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - An emergency management official says a tornado that struck a North Dakota oil worker camp injured nine people, one of them critically.

McKenzie County Emergency Management Director Jerry Samuelson says the tornado that struck the camp about 5 miles south of Watford City on Monday destroyed eight trailers where workers lived.

Samuelson says rescue crews are searching a large amount of debris, but he's confident no one is missing. Hesays the camp where the tornado hit had quite a few more trailers just a few days ago, so the casualties could have been higher had it happened earlier.

He says the person who was critically injured was taken to a larger hospital in Minot for treatment.

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