4 injured under fallen tree in Tioga-Nicetown

August 11, 2012 9:25:24 PM PDT
Four people have been taken to the hospital after a tree fell on them Saturday in Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.

Police say it happened just after 10:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Juniata Street.

Witnesses say the tree fell on a group of people who were attending a block party in the area.

"We were sitting and heard something crack. They tried to run and the tree fell, and they were trapped," said Judy Henderson.

Officials say a 15-year-old boy, a 23-year-old-man and a 34-year-old woman were among the victims transported to Einstein Medical Center.

A fourth person was taken to Temple University Hospital.

First responders say the injuries appear to be minor.

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