Three children in Puerto Rico hospitalized after lightning struck beach

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Did you know: lightning can strike the same place multiple times? For example, the Empire State Building is struck by lightning about 23 times a year. Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain

Lightning struck a beach in the northern coastal city of Isabela during bad weather on Monday, injuring three children, one seriously, Puerto Rican police said.

The children, ranging in age from 7 to 12, were taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Aguadilla, a police statement said. The oldest young person is said to be in serious condition, the report said.

No further details have been released.

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