Lightning strikes men in Queens

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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens a few hours after a thunderstorm passed through and lightning stuck two men playing soccer, August 7, 2018.

Lightning struck three men in two separate incidents in Queens during Tuesday evening's thunderstorm, police said.

In one incident, lightning hit two men playing soccer in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park at about 7:25 p.m., the NYPD said. Responders rushed them to Elmhurst Hospital.

A 30-year-old man is in critical condition and a 42-year-old man is in stable condition, police said.

In a separate case 20 minutes later, lightning struck a man in Baisley Pond Park near 155th Street in South Jamaica. That man is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.