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6 Soldiers Hurt By Lightning Strike At Fort Drum

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FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Army officials say six soldiers are recovering from injuries suffered when lightning struck while they were conducting a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

A Fort Drum spokeswoman says the soldiers were training on a range when lightning hit the area around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say six soldiers were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The nature of the injuries and details of the lightning strike haven’t been released.

The soldiers are members of the 10th Mountain Division’s 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

In August 2012, a lightning strike injured 10 New Jersey National Guard soldiers who were training at Fort Drum, 70 miles north of Syracuse.

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