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(PASADENA, Calif.) — A huge tree fell and hit children near a museum in California on Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically.

The tree toppled over around 5 p.m. near the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, hitting children who were waiting to be picked up by their parents from summer day camp.

“I heard a tree crack, and then I turned around and I saw little kids running, then I saw the tree fall on top of the little kids,” Greg Prodigalidad told ABC News station KABC-TV in Los Angeles. “I ran over there with a bunch of parents and we just started going through the tree and the bushes and we started pulling them out.”

Fire officials said two children were transported with critical injuries. The other six suffered minor injuries.

It’s unclear what caused the tree to fall. An investigation is underway.

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