77 soldiers wounded by lightning: many burns

World December 24, 2017 09:45

popayán - In Colombia, 77 soldiers were injured by lightning. The soldiers of the 29th Army Brigade had trained at their headquarters in the city of Popayán for a military ceremony when the lightning struck just a few meters from them, a spokesman for the army said.

Fifteen soldiers were treated on the spot and the other 62 had to be hospitalized. 'They had burns due to lightning, and many also had problems with their hearing,' General Luis Fernando Rojas said, not raining at the time of the accident.

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