Lightning in Houston area kills two

5:21 PM, Jul 15, 2012   |    comments
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Lightning struck three people Sunday afternoon at a Houston-area soccer field, leaving two of them dead, the Houston Chronicle is attributing to the National Weather Service.

Updated at 3:58 p.m. ET:

When the storm-caused lightning struck at the soccer field in Aldine, Texas, a group of males sought shelter under a tree, according to the Chronicle.

The lightning struck the tree, killing one male, and two other males were struck, according to the news organization.

A second male was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital while the third is in stable condition, the Chronicle reports.

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The condition of the third person struck on the soccer field in Aldine, Texas, is unknown, the Chronicle reports. Aldine is about 15 miles north of Houston.

A men's league soccer game was taking place at the time of the storm-caused lightning, according to the news organization.

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