Lightning kills inmate at Ohio prison

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Officials say one inmate was killed and five others were hurt by lightning that struck at a prison in eastern Ohio. Authorities at the Belmont Correctional Institution say lightning hit just before 6:30 p.m. Monday as inmates were in a recreation yard.

Dalin Anderson, 33, of Summit County, and another inmate were taken to a hospital, where Anderson was pronounced dead. Prison spokeswoman Kathy Cole said the other inmate was still hospitalized Tuesday with injuries that are not life threatening. Four other inmates who were hurt were treated at the prison. Records show Anderson was at the prison since 2005 on charges of drug possession and illegal possession of chemicals. He was expected to be released in 2014.

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