One soldier is dead and 9 others injured in a lightning strike at a Georgia Army base


One soldier was killed and nine others were injured in a lightning strike on Wednesday at an Army facility in Georgia, a Fort Gordon spokesman said.

The lightning strike occurred during a field training around 11 a.m. in Fort Gordon, near Augusta, spokeswoman Ann Bowman said.

The deceased soldier’s identity has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.

Fort Gordon, McKenna Gate.U.S. military

The case of the injured was not available Wednesday evening.

Bowman said that at about 11:10 a.m., field control reported a lightning strike in one of their exercises, and the fort’s emergency services department responded.

She added that the wounded soldiers were taken to Eisenhower Medical Center in the mail.

The National Weather Service forecast thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and also Thursday and Friday.

Anthony Cusumano Contributed.

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