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Four Boy Scout Leaders Die in Virginia Accident

July 26 2005 at 8:39 AM
Craig  (Login cnoland)

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BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) — Four adult Boy Scout leaders were killed Monday in an electrical accident while setting up camp at the organization's 2005 Jamboree, marking with tragedy the first day of a festival that draws thousands of Scouts and Scout leaders from around the world.
Emergency crews examine the scene of an accident at the National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
By Rebecca Sell, The Free Lance-Star via AP

The accident happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m., officials said. Three others were injured.

More than six hours after the deaths, little additional information had been released. The Jamboree is being held on the grounds of the Army's Fort A.P. Hill; Army officials referred questions to Jamboree officials, who declined to detail how the accident occurred.

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