One dead after lightning strike injures 12 people in South Carolina


ANDREWS, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead after a lightning strike injured 12 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Chase Ridgeway, with the Georgetown County Coroner’s Office, confirmed to our sister station News13 that one person has died after the lightning strike.

The National Weather Service reports a lightning strike in Georgetown County struck 12 people.

The lightning strike injured twelve with four unresponsive, according to the NWS.

Sam Hodge, with Georgetown County Emergency Management, confirmed to News13 that 12 people have been struck by lightning near the Lawshe Plantation and are being taken to the hospital.

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