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N.D. twister hit oil-crew camp, hurts 9

Trailers housing thousands of boom-area workers vulnerable to storms

Posted: May 28, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

A tornado touches down Monday on its path toward Watford City, N.D., where it struck a workers’ camp in the heart of the state’s booming oil patch, injuring nine people, including a 15-year-old girl who was listed in critical condition.

A tornado touches down Monday on its path toward Watford City, N.D., where it struck a workers’ camp in the heart of the state’s booming oil patch, injuring nine people, including a 15-year-old girl who was listed in critical condition.

A rare North Dakota tornado that critically injured a 15-year-old girl and hurt eight other people at a workers' camp in the heart of the state's booming oil patch packed winds that peaked at 120 mph, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

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