Child hurt in Northampton tornado in coma

Child hurt in Northampton tornado in coma

Child hurt in Northampton tornado in coma

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by Ted Shockley, DelmarvaNow

WVEC.com

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 28 at 6:12 PM

A 14-year-old child injured Thursday when a tornado blew down a tree onto his tent remains in a coma at a Hampton Roads hospital.

Lheandrew Balatbat, one of 36 people injured during the tornado, was transported to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk.

His parents, Lord Balatbat and Lolibeth Ortega, both 38, of Jersey City, New Jersey, were killed Thursday when a tree fell on their nearby tent after a tornado hit Northampton County's Cherrystone campground.

Balatbat's brother, Luis Balatbat Jr., confirmed the child's condition. He said relatives are on a "24-hour watch" over the child.

His two younger sisters, aged 12 and 7, were treated and released from the hospital and are back in New Jersey with family, Balatbat said.

The bodies of Balatbat and Ortega were to arrive in New Jersey on Monday afternoon.

There have been no funeral arrangements made, Luis Balatbat said.

"We don't have a schedule for that," he said.

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