Lightning strike kills U.S. soldier in Georgia, 9 others injured




FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a lightning strike at an Army post in Georgia left one soldier dead and nine others injured.

Fort Gordon Deputy Public Affairs Officer Anne Bowman confirmed the death in Wednesday’s lightning strike.

She said the soldier’s name will not be released until his family is notified. The conditions of the injured soldiers have not been released.

The lightning hit during a thunderstorm around midday Wednesday. A news release from the military base near Augusta, Georgia, said the soldiers were injured in one of their training areas.

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