Lightning Kills Three, Injures Six at Park

From Times Wire Services

Three people were killed and six injured when they were struck by lightning at a park in Buford, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta.

The nine were on a walkway connecting a beach to a parking lot when lightning hit a tree at Buford Dam Park on Lake Lanier, a spokesman for the Gwinnett Police Department said.

Two men and a woman died instantly, Gwinnett fire spokesman Thomas Rutledge said.

Six others were taken to hospitals; none suffered life-threatening injuries, hospital officials said.