Lightning strike injures 8 at Duluth beach

Eight people have been injured -- at least four seriously -- following a lightning strike at Lake Superior beach in Duluth Saturday night. Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is in "very serious" condition and at least three adults are also seriously hurt and have been hospitalized.
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Eight people have been injured -- at least four seriously -- following a lightning strike at Lake Superior beach in Duluth Saturday night. Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is in "very serious" condition and at least three adults are also seriously hurt and have been hospitalized.

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