3 people struck by lightning in Queens during storms

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CeFaan Kim reports on the lightning strikes during Tuesday's storms.

Lightning struck throughout the New York City area during Tuesday night's storms, and at least 3 people were struck in a pair of incidents in Queens.

According to police, two men were struck while playing soccer in a field near the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

"Thunder just went boom! And I felt it," said witness Andrew Graneros. "I stopped everything I was doing. As you turn around you just see two guys laying on the floor and see a guy running towards us call the police call the police!"
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Both were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital. One of the men, 30, is in critical condition and the other, 42, is listed in serious but stable condition.

A third man was struck by lightning about four miles away, at the corner of Baisley Boulevard and 155th Street in Jamaica. The 33-year-old victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The strikes occurred as a line of strong storms moved through the New York City area.


More showers and thunderstorms are expected for Wednesday.

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