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Two teachers shocked after lightning hits nearby tree

6:00 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two teachers have been treated after being shocked from a lightning strike in The Hill neighborhood.

Capt. Dan Sutter with the St. Louis Fire Department says shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday two women were standing outside in the rain near a tree in the 5300 block of Columbia Avenue when lightning struck the tree. He says it's likely that because of wet conditions the women received a residual shock.

One of the women was knocked to the ground. They were able to make it to the office of the Shaw Visual and Performing Arts School in the neighborhood to get help.

Medics responded to the scene, but did not transport them to the hospital.


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