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Two people reportedly struck by lightning in Queens

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 20:51:47-04

SOUTH JAMAICA, Queens — Two people may have been struck by lightning in a Queens park on Wednesday night, police said.

Officers rushed to Charles Drew Park after a 911 call for people hit by lightning. When they arrived, they were told someone had taken the victims to a local hospital by private car.

Lightning safety: What you need to know

From 2003–2012, lightning caused an average of 35 deaths per year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.