Tragedy Strikes Wedding Party as Tree Falls on Guests

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20173 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A large tree came toppling down during a wedding party in Whittier, California, on December 17, killing at least one person, according to the <a href="https://twitter.com/LACoFDPIO/status/810296598420803584" target="_blank">LA County Fire Department</a> (<span class="caps">LAFD</span>).

Five people were bring treated for injuries as the <span class="caps">LAFD</span> reported rain and drought could have been factors in the eucalyptus tree falling, according to an <a href="https://twitter.com/RosaNBCLA/status/810310320350588928" target="_blank"><span class="caps">NBC</span></a> reporter on the scene. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Multiple-People-Trapped-After-Tree-Topples-Over-in-Whittier-407246375.html" target="_blank"><span class="caps">NBC</span></a> further reported the tree fell as the guests were taking pictures following the ceremony.

This video shows rescue efforts underway.

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