Girl killed by falling tree

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Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Sydney, Australia —A 16 year old Sydney student was killed when a 10 metre gum tree fell on the tent in which she was sleeping.

Another girl sleeping beside her was unharmed.

The accident occurred at 1:30am AEDT at a campsite near Wombeyan Caves. The girl was participating in an overnight leadership camp with Sydney's private Queenwood School for Girls.

Severe storms have lashed the east coast of Australia for the past few days.

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