Two people shocked by lightning during afternoon storms - KMOV.com

Two people shocked by lightning during afternoon storms

(KMOV) – Two people were shocked by lightning during storms on Monday afternoon.

A city groundskeeper was shocked by lightning in Forest Park Monday afternoon.

Around 1:50 p.m. landscapers sought shelter in a landscaping box truck near the Jewel Box.

They reported seeing a flash and hearing a big boom.

A 50-year-old woman was sitting on the back of the truck with her legs on the ground.

The St. Louis Fire Department medics believe lightning struck the ground nearby, sending a shock up her legs.

The woman said she could not feel her legs. She was alert and talking when she was rushed to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

According to the St. Louis Fire Department, a 54-year-old plumber was working inside Vin De Set restaurant at 2017 Choteau around 2:00 p.m.

He was using a rotary tool on a wall in the basement and his hand was touching a metal water pipe.

He felt a burning and tingling sensation in his arm.

The man was alert and conscious when he was taken to St. Louis University Hospital
 

 

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