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Virginia campground tornado kills three

Virginia campground tornado hit the Cherrystone Campground at Cape Charles, Virginia. At least three people were killed by the possible Virginia campground tornado, according to officials. 

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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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A possible tornado swept through a Virginia campground on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring five, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The storm hit the Cherrystone Campground at Cape Charles, Virginia, overturning three cars and an a tractor-trailer, said Brittney Eder, a spokeswoman for the Eastville Volunteer Fire Company.

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"So far the count is three," she said of the death toll.

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The storm pummeled the area about 100 miles (160 km) south of Washington at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula with heavy rain, hail and high winds, Eder said.

The injured were taken to a hospital. Rescue workers from other fire departments are also at the site, she said.