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5 people struck by lightning in Poughkeepsie; 3 with life-threatening injuries

Posted at 5:02 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 17:33:50-04
Scene at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie where 5 people were struck by lightning. (Credit: Michael Shanley)

Scene at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie where 5 people were struck by lightning. (Credit: Michael Shanley)

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Five people were struck by lightning in at a park in Poughkeepsie Friday evening, officials say.

It happened at Mansion Square Park around 4 p.m.

Three people have life threatening injuries and were taken to Vassar Brothers Hospital.

Two others were transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital with less serious injuries.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates … 

Scene at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie where 5 people were struck by lightning. (Credit: Michael Shanley)

Scene at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie where 5 people were struck by lightning. (Credit: Michael Shanley)