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Lightning strike kills one man, injures two others hiding under truck in Florida

One man was killed and two others were hospitalized after they were struck by lightning in Miami-Dade on Monday, authorities said.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. at 17198 S.W. 212th St., according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

See original report on NBCMiami.com

The two survivors were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where they were in stable condition.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, the men were hiding under a tractor trailer to escape the lightning when the trailer was struck by lightning. It's believed the electrical charge then hit the men.


"We went outside and all three of them were on the ground," said witness Janet Suarez, who said the men were power-washing a truck.

None of the victims were identified. Officials said the medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

The National Weather Service had issued weather advisories for frequent to excessive lightning for portions of Miami-Dade before the incident.

"Anytime you have a thunderstorm, no matter where you are, we do advise individuals to seek some type of shelter, we do recommend that you do not stand underneath a tree or close by metal objects," Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard said.