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11Sep

Lightning Strikes 10 Inmates During Flag Football Game at Louisiana Prison, Officials Say

LOUISIANA —

Lightning bolted down onto a Louisiana prison yard, sending 10 people to hospitals, officials say.

The sudden streak crossed the sky during an inmate flag football game on Monday night, The Advocate reports.

“The lightning strike came without warning, as it is David Wade Correctional Center’s procedure to clear the yard when potentially dangerous weather approaches,” the Louisiana Department of Corrections said in a statement, according to KSLA.

Some thunderstorms were expected near the prison Monday, according to a Twitter post from the National Weather Service’s Shreveport office.

 

BY: Simone Jasper

PUBLISHED: Miami Herald

LINK: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article234919617.html

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