(CNN) -- At least four people were killed and another 40 injured Wednesday when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, a state safety official said.
Meyer said about 120 people, including 93 campers, were believed to be at the camp at the time of the storm.
Iowa Public Safety Commissioner Gene Meyer said the four were killed by a storm that slammed into the Little Sioux Scout Ranch near the Nebraska state line.
About 40 people were injured, said Sheri Bauwens, a nurse with the American Red Cross.
"We had fire trucks and rescue units backed up two miles down the road away from this location," said Russ Lawrenson with the Mondamin, Iowa, Fire Department, who was on the scene shortly after the storm hit.
Lloyd Roitstein, president of the Boy Scouts of Mid-America Council, said the Scouts at the ranch were advanced Scouts between 13 and 18 years old and were there for a week of training.
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