San Antonio Zoo investigating after tree fell injuring guests; Fort Hood looking into death of soldier | KENS 5 News Now

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SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Zoo is investigating after medics took seven people, including five children, to University Hospital following a tree falling on a family visiting the zoo Wednesday. 

Hope Roth, the zoo’s Director of Marketing said the tree was healthy. 

Roth added that horticulturists and landscapers are “constantly evaluating” trees on the zoo’s property. 

“It really is just an act of God,” Roth said. “The tree was in good health. There was no way for us to know something like this could happen.”

Read MoreTwo adults, five children hospitalized after tree falls at San Antonio Zoo

Fort Hood is currently looking into the death of a soldier, identified as Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz, a combat engineer in the 1st Cavalry Division who had served with the division for the past 15 months.

According to the press release, the Army Criminal Investigation Division and the post’s chain of command are actively investigating the circumstances around Pvt. Basalduaruiz’s death.

Read More: Fort Hood investigating death of soldier

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