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Two dead, two injured after lightning strike in Bradford County

The Bradford County Coroner tells Newswatch 16 that four people were struck by lightning Monday afternoon and two of them are dead.

BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. — The Bradford County coroner was called out for two people who were killed when lightning struck four people in a rural area outside of Troy.

It happened around 2 p.m. Monday during a storm in an area off Route 514 in Granville Township, near Troy.

"So around two o'clock this afternoon, our office was contacted for two unidentified male individuals. They were struck by lightning in the Granville Township area," said Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman. "A total of four people were struck, two of which passed away from injuries."

The coroner says the two surviving victims were taken by ambulance to the hospital in Sayre.

"The other two were transported by ground to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre," said Carman.

The coroner is working to identify the two who were killed, but it appears they are not from this area.

"The two individuals that passed away are from out of the area, believed to live in southern Pennsylvania."

It's not known what condition the two survivors are in at the hospital.

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