- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a large tree fell in Central Park, injuring a woman and three children and sending them to a New York City hospital.

Police and fire officials say rescuers were called midmorning Tuesday to Central Park West near 62nd Street in Manhattan.

Witnesses say they heard a cracking sound and the tree crashed seconds later. They say the woman briefly lost consciousness. She had two children in a stroller and one in a carrier.

Authorities say the four had non-life-threatening injuries.

Online images show the uprooted tree on the ground, blocking the road.

The crash happened the same day that a tree fell during a popular religious festival in Portugal, killing more than a dozen people.


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