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Eight injured by lightning at Florida SeaWorld

Officials say eight people have been injured by a lightning strike at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove water park in Orlando.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2011 13:39 IST

Officials say eight people have been injured by a lightning strike at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove water park in Orlando.

SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck says none of Tuesday afternoon's injuries were life-threatening. He says three guests and five employees were hurt but none were hit directly by lightning.

Gollattscheck says all were taken to hospitals as a precaution. He says they were all conscious and alert. He says none of those affected were in the water.