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26 Hurt by lighting strike at Boy Scout camp

Gilmanton, N.H. -- More than two dozen people are recovering from injuries in connection with severe weather in New Hampshire.

Officials say a lightning strike at a Boy Scout camp is to blame.

No one was directly hit by the lighting strike but everyone huddled under a shelter was hurt, including some scouts as young as 13-years-old.

"It could have hit the tent, it could have hit the ground and traveled through the tent, could have been anchored with a rope onto a tree, there's so many ways when you get lightning strikes that things can travel," said Fire Chief David Parenti.

Twenty-three scouts and three adults were hospitalized. Six of the scouts suffered burns to their chests but officials say none of their injuries are life-threatening.

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