Boston Lightning Strike Injures 10 at Soccer Match

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Boston (AP) Authorities in Boston say a lightning strike has injured 10 people who were taking shelter under a tree after a thunderstorm broke out at a soccer game.

Boston EMS officials say the victims were taken to various hospitals after yesterday's incident. Some of the victims were as young as 13, and each had burns consistent with a lightning strike.

Everyone is expected to survive.

An EMS deputy supervisor says he can't remember 10 people ever being struck by lightning at once.

One witness describes watching the victims falling “like bricks.”

KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 25729449 -
Gray Television, Inc.