No soldiers injured as lightning strikes near soldiers training at Fort Jackson

No soldiers injured as lightning strikes near soldiers training at Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, SC (WIS) - Fifteen soldiers were taken to a Midlands hospital as a precaution following a lightning strike near a training exercise at Fort Jackson Thursday.

The Fort Jackson PAO's office says the lightning strike happened in a field where 200 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion of the 13th Regiment were conducting training around 3:45 p.m. near the Percival Road side of the post.

Officials say 15 of those soldiers were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but there are no injuries. The soldiers are back in training.

The soldiers were underneath a lightning-proof structure 50 to 60 meters from the location of the strike and felt it, but there were no injuries.

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