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UVALDE, Texas (AP) - Officials say a small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 12 people and injuring three others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas. All of the victims who died were senior adults who attended First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas. The crash happened in northern Uvalde County, west of San Antonio.

UVALDE, Texas (AP) - A state trooper says all 12 people killed when a small church bus and a pickup truck collided in Texas were senior adults who were returning from a three-day church retreat. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein also says just two of those in the church vehicle were hospitalized after surviving the crash Wednesday in northern Uvalde County about 75 miles (120.7 km) west of San Antonio. The lone person in the pickup truck also was injured.

SPUR, Texas (AP) - Fire officials in Fort Worth, Texas, say two children were electrocuted by power lines downed during violent weather. Kyle Falkner said two boys ages 11 and 12 were killed Wednesday evening in a heavily wooded area. Severe thunderstorms, some that included tornadoes, hit north Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday. The local electric utility in Fort Worth, Oncor, reported damage to its system after the storms went through.

DALLAS (AP) - The deaths of three storm chasers in an auto accident in Texas have underscored the dangers of trying to document violent weather up close. Storm chasing has become a field crowded with both professionals and amateurs who race after tornadoes to collect meteorological data and hair-raising video. In 2013, three researchers died when a twister turned on them in Oklahoma.

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