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    NY - Lightning strike injures 5 in Poughkeepsie

    Ouch. Yikes.

    Poughkeepsie Journal: 'Unusual' lightning strike injures 5 in city

    Three victims remained in critical condition Friday night after five people were struck by lightning in the City of Poughkeepsie.

    The rarity of being struck by lightning was made even more unlikely with five people being hurt with one strike.
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    The five were standing by or sitting on a park bench near a tree on the northern side of Mansion Square Park at around 4 p.m., when the stormed struck, City of Poughkeepsie Police said.

    Lightning struck the tree, traveling down it and into the ground, shocking the five unidentified victims.
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    The victims ranged in age from 46 to 55.
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    the rest, with video, at link above

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    ALSO POSTED IN BIZARRE & OFF-BEAT NEWS

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/...htning-strike/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeEm View Post
    ALSO POSTED IN BIZARRE & OFF-BEAT NEWS

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/...htning-strike/
    I think my "Poughkeepsie" + "lightning" site search must have run seconds before you posted.

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    NYT:

    Lightning Strike in Poughkeepsie Injures 5

    (Poughkeepsie's on the Hudson, about 85 miles north of the City, btw.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Ouch. Yikes.

    Poughkeepsie Journal: 'Unusual' lightning strike injures 5 in city


    the rest, with video, at link above
    Oh, my....
    "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you!"

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    August 13, 2016



    As in sad news. To report one person has died after a lightening strike during a powerful storm last night. In Duchess County.



    http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/light...state-41354468
    As in sad news. To report one person has died after a lightning strike during a powerful storm last nigount

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