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3 Men Are Struck by Lightning in Queens

Posted August 7, 2018 11:13 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK — Three men were struck by lightning in Queens on Tuesday night — and one was critically injured — as a thunderstorm swept over New York City, the police said.

Two men were playing soccer in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park about 7:30 p.m. when they were hit, a police spokesman said. The two were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center. One of the men, who is 30, was in critical condition; the other, 42, had injuries that were not life-threatening.

At about 7:55 p.m., another man was standing next to a vehicle in the Jamaica neighborhood when lightning struck him, the police said. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The names of the three men were not released.