- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three children were hospitalized after being struck by lightning while on a soccer field in the Austin area.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Capt. Darren Noak said the children were injured Tuesday afternoon on the field in Bee Cave. The children were all initially taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, but Noak said one of the children was transferred in critical condition late Tuesday night to the burn unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

A message left Wednesday with Dell Children’s on the condition of the two children there was not immediately returned. The ages of the three children could not be confirmed.

Noak said that it was not storming at the fields when the lightning struck.

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