Six injured after lightning strike at PGA Tour Championship

Six injured after lightning strike at PGA Tour Championship

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Washington, Aug 25 : At least six spectators were injured after two lightning strike at the season-ending PGA Tour Championship event in Atlanta, forcing the officials to suspend the game.

On Saturday, third round was suspended after six fans were injured following a lightning strike at East Lake Golf Club, the PGA tour said in a statement.
One strike occurred near the maintenance area, while another struck a tree near the 16th tee. Debris from that strike injured six people, the statement added.

Fox News quoted Atlanta Police spokesman James H White III as saying that six had sought shelter beneath the tree that was struck by lightning. He added that they were taken to hospitals for further treatment, all of them alert, conscious and breathing.
The PGA said that the injuries "do not appear to be life-threatening".

American Justin Thomas was leading by one shot from Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and world No one Brooks Koepka when play was suspended.
The play will resume on Sunday morning.(UNI)