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NWS Warns Of Lightning Dangers

Last updated on Monday, July 1, 2013

(UNDATED) - Warnings are going out about the dangers of lightning.

The National Weather Service says only 3 percent of lightning injuries are caused by a direct hit.

8-percent of lightning deaths happen under trees while people are seeking shelter and 37-percent of deaths happen in open fields or highways.

Three children were hospitalized over the weekend following a reported lightning strike at an Indianapolis campground.

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