Two boys electrocuted during violent storms in Fort Worth

Boys electrocuted by downed power lines in Fort Worth (Photo: KTVT / CNN Newsource)

SPUR, Texas (AP) - Fire officials in Fort Worth, Texas, say two children were electrocuted by power lines downed during violent weather.

Kyle Falkner said two boys ages 11 and 12 were killed Wednesday evening in a heavily wooded area. Severe thunderstorms, some that included tornadoes, hit north Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.

The local electric utility in Fort Worth, Oncor, reported damage to its system after the storms went through.

KTVT reported a third child was able to safely escape. The accident happened at Oakland Lake Park. Authorities called it a 'tragic accident.'

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