Woman and boy killed while camping after severe storms rage through forest

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A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure programme have been killed as severe storms swept through a forest in the USA.

The boy and the female volunteer with the Northern Tier High Adventure Base Programme died while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located in Minnesota, according to general manager John Van Dreese.

Strong storms that moved through parts of Minnesota early on Thursday knocked down trees and power lines.

Two other campers were injured and evacuated from the area in the Superior National Forest by air.

Nine people, including three adults and six boys, were part of the programme and were camping near Basswood Lake at the Canadian border when the storms hit.

The rest of the group are being evacuated out of the area.

Authorities provided no details on how the pair were killed.