Boy dies as severe thunderstorms hammer Virginia

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Police say one of two boys playing catch in a thunderstorm is dead after lightning struck.

The incident occurred as a series of severe storms battered parts of Virginia Wednesday, flooding roads and knocking out power.

A witness tells a Washington television station (WJLA) that his son's baseball team was playing a game near Fredericksburg when someone reported lightning and umpires cleared the field. But Frank Albright says a couple of players hung around playing catch near left field, where the lightning hit.

Albright says a pair of nearby nurses administered CPR, but police say one boy died. There's no word on the other.

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