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12 soldiers hospitalized after being hit by lightning in Colorado

Two of the 12 soldiers who were hurt when lightning struck near them during a training exercise in Colorado were in the hospital Friday.

Officials at Fort Carson said Thursday that one soldier was in serious condition and the other was in stable condition.

The ten other soldiers who were injured when lightning struck at the Army post near Colorado Springs on Wednesday afternoon were released from the hospital later that evening.

The soldiers had been in training but were heading toward shelter when the lightning struck.

Medics who were present for the training treated them until emergency responders arrived.

The Associated Press

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