Tuesday, June 28, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Richland County officials say five landscapers were injured after lightning struck a tree near a college campus in downtown Columbia.
A spokesman for the Columbia Fire Department says the workers were near the tree at apartments near Benedict College when it was struck by lightning in a storm that rolled through downtown Tuesday afternoon.
One person was taken to a hospital, but authorities said those injuries were non-life threatening.
(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)