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Tornado kills N.J. couple in Va. campground

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A tornado hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Cheriton, Va., July 24, 2014. (Virginia State Police photo via AP) A tornado hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Cheriton, Va., July 24, 2014. (Virginia State Police photo via AP)

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- A New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground, according to Virginia State Police.

Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of Jersey City, were killed Thursday morning as a fierce storm ripped through the campground, police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Three dozen people were hurt, including the couple's 13-year-old son who was in a tent next to his parents, Geller said. He has life-threatening injuries.

The National Weather Service confirmed the storm was a tornado, Geller said.

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