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2 dead, 3 injured in Kentucky farm lightning strike

Aug. 22, 2013 at 7:42 AM

BUCKEYE, Ky., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Two people died and three others were injured when lightning struck a barn in Buckeye, Ky., an emergency official said.

Eight men were working in the barn hanging tobacco leaves to cure Wednesday when the lightning struck, CNN reported.

Garrard County EMS Supervisor Tim May said the two dead were Bobby Maggard, 29, and Scotty Elam, 25. The identities of the three men who were injured were not reported.

Of those injured, one was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, CNN said.

May said the eight men worked for tobacco producer Wilmot Farms.

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