Recent lightning strikes kills 3, injuries 19 - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Recent lightning strikes kills 3, injuries 19

(WFLX) - Lighting is responsible for death and injuries all over North America in several incidents since Friday.

Three male soccer players were struck by lightning in Texas while taking shelter under trees Sunday. Two died and a third was injured.

Also Sunday, lighting hit a dining tent at a Ribfest in Ontario. Seventeen people were taken to hospitals with various non life-threatening injuries.

Two men were standing under a tree in the Atlanta area when a lightning strike knocked them to the ground -- proving fatal for one of the men.

The other's condition is unknown.

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