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Storm drops trees, power lines and 1 tornado in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) -

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A line of thunderstorms dropped trees and power lines and spawned at least one tornado as it moved across South Carolina.

The Anderson Fire Department says two people were injured when lightning struck a power line Sunday night. A woman was taken to the hospital for observation and a man who was sitting at his computer in a neighboring home did not require hospitalization.

Officials say a tornado with winds up to 125 mph blew over trees and damaged five homes near Batesburg-Leesville. The National Weather Service says the twister was on the ground for six miles before dissipating around 11:30 p.m. over Lake Murray.

Scattered power outages were also reported, along with hail in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

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