Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lightning Strike Sends 16 Fort Bragg Soldiers to Hospital

Lightning strike hospitalizes 16 soldiers at Fort Bragg
Updated: Thu 3:46 PM, Aug 20, 2015

A lightning strike has hospitalized 16 soldiers on an Army training exercise in North Carolina.

Master Sgt. Patrick Malone, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, says 60 soldiers were gathered to discuss the day's training when lightning struck nearby around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Malone said 15 soldiers were hospitalized overnight for observation at an Army hospital, and another was taken to a different hospital for heart monitoring. Two others were examined and returned to duty without staying overnight.
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