Lightning Strike Leaves Soldier Dead, 9 Injured During Training Exercise

The incident happened during a field training exercise Wednesday morning.

One soldier is dead and nine others injured after they were struck by lightning at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Georgia.

The incident happened during a field training exercise Wednesday morning.

“Around the time of the strike, a storm was moving through the area from the northwest to the southeast at roughly 45 miles per hour, according to CNN Weather,” WYFF-TV wrote. “The temperature was around 80 degrees.”

This incident marks the latest tragedy involving soldiers, as several others have died this year alone while going through military training.

Per WYFF, the lit includes “Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, who was killed by a bear in Alaska, and US Army Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, 20, who died during a vehicle-involved incident in Washington state.

In March, another soldier was killed in an incident involving two helicopters at an airfield at Georgia’s Fort Stewart.”

The name of the soldier killed by lightning has yet to be released.

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