2 dead, 1 injured after reported lightning storm in Texas

Houston police have reported two people dead and a third injured after lightning struck a soccer field in northwest Harris County during a thunderstorm on Sunday.

A sheriff's spokesman says a men's league soccer club had been playing on a field today when it began to rain around noon. The men decided to seek shelter under nearby trees when lightning hit one of the trees.

According to FOX26, lightning touched down on a field near West Hardy Street Sunday afternoon. One of the victims died at the field, another died after being rushed to the hospital. A third victim was injured during the incident and remains in stable condition at Ben Taub General hospital.

The Houston area has been drenched by rain the past week, flooding between 50 and 100 homes.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.