3 children, woman injured after large tree falls in New York's Central Park

Published 15.08.2017 20:08
Updated 15.08.2017 20:10
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Authorities say a large tree fell in Central Park, injuring a woman and three children and sending them to a New York City hospital.

Police and fire officials say rescuers were called midmorning Tuesday to Central Park West near 62nd Street in Manhattan.

Witnesses say they heard a cracking sound and the tree crashed seconds later. They say the woman briefly lost consciousness. She had two children in a stroller and one in a carrier.

Authorities say the four had non-life-threatening injuries.

Online images show the uprooted tree on the ground, blocking the road.

The crash happened the same day that a tree fell during a popular religious festival in Portugal, killing 12 people.

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