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Gust of wind injures four people at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:01 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2010

Four people were injured Wednesday by a strong gust of wind that flipped over lounge chairs, cabanas, and a lifeguard tower at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

A caller reported the incident at 2:01 p.m., and a bystander described the gust as a "whirlwind," the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

Firefighters took two people to the hospital with minor injuries, and two other people with minor injuries left without treatment, firefighters said.

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