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UPDATE: Cadets back training at Camp Shelby

Seventy-seven cadets taken to area hospitals as a precaution after a lightning strike are back at Camp Shelby, an official said today.

Lightning struck a power pole near their tents. No serious injuries were reported.

“Everyone was returned to duty in good condition,” Army National Guard Maj. Deidre Musgrave told Sun Herald today.

The Air Force Reserve cadets are at the Joint Forces Training Center for two weeks of work, she said. All the injured were responsive and stable after the lightning hit about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Two cadets were transported to the hospital by ambulance and 75 were taken by bus, she said.

None of the cadets were from Keesler Air Force Base, a Keesler official said.

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