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Men struck by lightning while playing soccer in New York

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Police say two men were struck by lightning on a soccer field in Queens.

It happened at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Tuesday evening as a thunderstorm rolled through the area.

According to police, a 30-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition.

The other person, a 42-year-old, is expected to survive.

Police say a third man was hit by lightning 20 minutes later in Jamaica, Queens.

There was no word on his condition.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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