Lightning Strikes Near Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police in Portage say lightning struck a park where children and adults were playing soccer, seriously injuring one person and sending about a half dozen others to the hospital.
The lightning strike happened about 6:45 p.m. Monday as a wave of storms passed across Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Emergency crews took the injured people to Bronson and Borgess hospitals.
A Portage police dispatcher told The Associated Press that more information was not immediately available.
Police say those at the park were involved in a youth soccer program at Westfield Park in the city, which is next to Kalamazoo in southwestern Michigan.
The National Weather Service says the storms have unleashed hail as large as 1 inch in diameter and winds gusting to 50 mph. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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