1 dead after lightning strikes tree in South Carolina

/ CBS News

At least one person is dead following a lightning strike Thursday afternoon in Georgetown County, South Carolina, officials said. A tree was struck near the Lawshe Plantation, injuring as many as a dozen people.

According to CBS affiliate WLTX, the lightning strike occurred at a popular venue that sits along the Black River.

Three people were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance while four others walked in on their own accord. Six of the remaining patients are in fair condition.

First published on July 4, 2019 / 6:27 PM

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