Lightning in Elkin Courtesy: Eric Barker
Houston,TX -- Two men are dead, a third injured after they were struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Houston.
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 underneath some nearby trees.
Lightning then struck one of the trees, killing one of the men. Two others were also hit and transported to a Houston hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.
The third man remains in stable condition.
The Houston area has been drenched by rain the past week, flooding between 50 and 100 homes.