Massive Tornado Injures 9 at N.D. Worker Camp

Updated: 05/27/2014 12:04 AM
Created: 05/27/2014 12:01 AM

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - 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. He says 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.

See raw video of the tornado here

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