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San Antonio boy, 8, dies after lightning strike

Published On: Sep 07 2013 03:51:54 PM CDT
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SAN ANTONIO -

(AP) - One of two children struck by lightning in San Antonio has died.
    
KENS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1fJJh9l ) that the boy was taken off life support around noon Saturday. The 8-year-old was struck in the chest Thursday night.
    
The other boy, a 10-year-old, remains hospitalized.
    
The boys were playing in a backyard Thursday night when the lightning struck. A neighbor said the loud sound of the strike made her jump out of her chair.
    
A relative tells the television station that the 10-year-old boy is able to speak and is expected to recover.