Baby killed in North Dakota tornado

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 10:10:45-04

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A 7-day-old baby who was severely hurt when a tornado hit an RV park south of Watford City early Tuesday morning has died of his injuries.

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office reports the child, whose name has not been released, was transported to a hospital with advanced life-support services but died later in the day.

The sheriff’s office said the family of the child has asked that his name be withheld for now.

The storm injured 28 other people, nine of them critically, according to officials.

The National Weather Service reports the storm was an EF-2 tornado with winds over 120 miles per hour when it struck near Watford City about 1 AM Tuesday.

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