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Fort McCoy Lightning Strike

By: Mandy Grosser
By: Mandy Grosser

On Sunday Morning, lightning stuck a tent at the army's Fort McCoy, injuring 13 soldiers.

Officials say two soldiers received medical treatment at the tent and the other eleven were taken to the hospital.

Two soldiers remained in serious condition on Sunday night. Officials aren't sure how many soldiers were inside the tent when the lightning stuck. Ironically, more than 2,000 soldiers specializing in medical treatment are stationed at Fort McCoy right now.

Some of them provided a helping hand to the lightning victims.


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