Two Texas soccer players killed by lightning
Lightning strikes during a severe thunderstorms over northern Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, June 20, 2011. / AP Photo
(AP) HOUSTON - Two men have been killed and a third injured after they were struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Houston.
Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says a men's league soccer club had been playing on a field Sunday when it began to rain around noon.
The men decided to seek shelter underneath some nearby trees.
Gilliland says lightning then struck one of the trees, killing one of the men. Two others were also hit and transported to a Houston hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.
The third man remains in stable condition at Ben Taub General Hospital.
Authorities have not released the names of any of the men.
The Houston area has been drenched by rain the past week, flooding between 50 and 100 homes.
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