2 Women Struck By Lightning As Storms Move Through

Ipswich police say two women who were struck by lightning remain in critical condition.

Police on Sunday did not identify the women who were injured while at a beach during severe storms on Saturday. Police said one woman is 69 years old and is from Concord and the other woman is 61 and is from Thompson, Connecticut. They are at Massachusetts General Hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

Acting Police Chief Jonathan Hubbard says cleanup is continuing after three severe storms tore through Ipswich. The National Weather Service says Ipswich was hit by a microburst with estimated wind speeds up to 90 mph.

About 2,000 customers lost power in Ipswich due to the storm.

Another microburst that hit Leyden and Bernardston had estimated winds of 80 mph.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This article was originally published on September 07, 2014.


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