1 dead, 2 injured in Miami-area lightning strike

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Associated Press

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 2 at 10:04 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A lightning strike has killed one man and injured two others in a semi-rural area southwest of Miami.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials say the men were outdoors Monday afternoon when a major storm passed through the area. Authorities say the men tried to hide underneath a tractor-trailer truck but it was struck by lightning.

According to authorities, the energy passed through the trailer and into the men.

The two injured men were taken by ambulance to a trauma center for treatment. Their condition was not immediately known.

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