1 Soldier Killed, 9 Injured After Lightning Strikes US Military Base

Lightning Strikes

A US Army Reserve soldier was killed and nine others were injured when lightning struck a training area at Fort Gordon in the southeastern state of Georgia.

A base spokesman told US media outlets that the incident occurred at around 11:10 a.m. (1510 GMT) on Wednesday, when there was bad weather in the area and soldiers suffered injuries from lightning on one of their training areas.

The soldiers were taken to a medical center at the base for treatment, Xinhua news agency quoted a spokesman as saying.

Officials said Fort Gordon’s Emergency Services and Emergency Medical Services Department responded immediately to the scene.

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