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Tornado Tears Through Virginia Campground, Killing Two People And Injuring 36 Others

Two people were killed and dozens more were injured early Thursday when a tornado hit a campground on Virginia's Eastern Shore, state police say.

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Virginia State Police say two people were killed and 36 others were injured Thursday morning when a tornado hit a campground on the Eastern Shore.

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A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va., while a fire engine responds to a nearby campground after a severe storm passed through the area.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries to the Associated Press at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.

Just lived through a tornado. Children are missing. People are dead. Trees are down. Campers are flipped

Jordan Bertok@bertokjordan

Just lived through a tornado. Children are missing. People are dead. Trees are down. Campers are flipped

8:53 AM - 24 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Video shows large hail and possibly a tornado rip through Cherrystone Campground.

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well this is what a tornado looks like, complete disaster, so scary

chelsea @chelseawyliee

well this is what a tornado looks like, complete disaster, so scary

9:41 AM - 24 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My family and I were just in an awful tornado. We are all fine but could really use prayers!

Maria Annunziata@MDAnnunziata10

My family and I were just in an awful tornado. We are all fine but could really use prayers!

10:21 AM - 24 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A campground resident shared this video showing the aftermath of the storm.

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AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem

A Northampton Sheriff's Deputy directs traffic in the middle of an intersection of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm passed through the area.

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